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Study of Children's Activity and Nutrition (SCAN)

This study has been completed.
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Identifier:
First received: May 25, 2000
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: December 2000

In the first study, to identify children at high and low risk for cardiovascular disease and study their nutritional and physical activity behaviors as they relate to cardiovascular disease. In the second study, to make yearly assessments over a four year period of diet and physical activity among children and their parents. The initial effort redefined and retested methods to collect data on dietary intake and activity levels of young children.

Cardiovascular Diseases
Heart Diseases
Coronary Disease
Coronary Heart Disease Risk Reduction

Study Type: Observational

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Further study details as provided by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI):

Study Start Date: September 1985
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 1991
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Genders Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

No eligibility criteria

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00005178

Sponsors and Collaborators
Investigator: R. Ellison
Investigator: Ronald Iannotti
Investigator: Robert Klesges
Investigator: Jane Kotchen
Investigator: William Strong
  More Information

Strong WB, Wilmore JH: Unfit Kids: An Office-Based Approach to Physical Fitness. Contemp Pediatr, 4:33-48, 1988
Strong WB (Ed): In: The Pediatrician of the 90's. Biomedical Information Corporation, 1988
Gutin B: Basic Principles of Training and Fitness. Contemporary OB/GYN. Special Issue on The Active Women, May 1985
Gutin B, Gutin C: Obesity Prevention and Exercise in Countries Undergoing Technological Development. Physician & Sportsmedicine, 14(10):197-201, 1986
Gutin B, Mayers M, Levy J, Herman M: Physiologic & Echocardiographic Studies of Age-Group Runners. In: Brown E (Ed) Competitive Sports for Children & Youths. Champaign: Human Kinetics, 1987
DeLozier M, Gutin B, Wang J, Zybert P, Basch C, Rips J, Shea S, Contento I, Irigoyen M, Pierson R: Bio-Impendance Derived Estimates of Body Composition in 4-8 Years Olds. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 20:S31, 1988
Ellison RC: Dangers of Screening for Hyperlipidemia in Children (letter to the editor). N Engl J Med, 314:1579-1580, 1986 Identifier: NCT00005178     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1056
Study First Received: May 25, 2000
Last Updated: June 23, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cardiovascular Diseases
Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary Disease
Heart Diseases
Myocardial Ischemia
Arterial Occlusive Diseases
Lipid Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
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