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Vaasa Childhood Obesity Primary Prevention Study

2014-08-27 03:19:36 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study aims to prevent childhood obesity. The recruited intervention group is pregnant mothers who are at risk to get gestational diabetes. Lifestyle intervention (nutritional and physical activity) begins during pregnancy in maternity clinics and continues in child wellfare clinics until the child is 5 years of age.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention

Conditions

Childhood Obesity

Intervention

VACOPP

Location

Health care center in Vaasa
Vaasa
Finland
65320

Status

Recruiting

Source

University of Tampere

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:19:36-0400

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