The Bone Mineral Density in Childhood Study (BMDCS) is designed to collect normative growth and bone density measurements in children five to twenty-one years old. Each child will be assessed at seven time points: Baseline and at six consecutive annual follow-up visits. These data will be used to develop standard reference data as a tool to diagnose children at risk for osteoporosis. The study is a longitudinal multicenter study with more than 1500 children enrolled at five Clinical Sites. Equal numbers of male and female children spanning all ethnic groups have been
National Standard for Fetal Growth Study - Singletons and Twins is a prospective observational study to: (1) establish a U.S. national standard for normal fetal growth (velocity) and size for gestational age; (2) create an individualized standard for optimal fetal growth; and (3) improve accuracy of fetal weight estimation. This study is sponsored by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). In all, 3,350 pregnant women will participate in this study, 3,000 singleton pregnancies and 350 twin pregnancies.
Cultivating Healthy Environments in Families with Type 1 Diabetes (CHEF): The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) has designed and will implement a single-site (Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston) randomized clinical trial of a behavioral intervention designed to increase the consumption of carbohydrates from nutrient-dense, lower GI whole foods. The trial will determine the efficacy of the behavioral intervention on dietary intake and social-cogn