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Your Environment. Your Health.

Environmental Chemicals, Adiposity, and Bone Accrual Across Adolescence

Grant Number:
Principal Investigator:
Fleisch, Abby
Maine Medical Center
Most Recent Award Year:
Lifestage of Participants:
Exposure: Youth (1-18 years, median age 8 years); Adulthood (18+ years, specifically to 19 years of age)
Assessment: Youth (1-18 years, median age 17 years); Adulthood (18+ years, specifically to 19 years of age)
Air Pollutants: Tobacco smoke; Traffic pollutants
Fluorinated Compounds: Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs)
Personal Care/Consumer Products: Phthalates
Health Outcomes:
Growth trajectories: Height, weight, BMI
Metabolic Outcomes: Obesity / aberrant body weight; Adiposity
Musculoskeletal Outcomes: Bone density
Other Participant Data:
Leveraging dual energy x-ray absorptiometry measurement of body composition and bone mineral density; Dietary history, Umbilical Cord Blood Hormones (IGF-1, IGF-2, IGFBP-3, Leptin, Adiponectin, Insulin, C-peptide)

Related NIEHS-Funded Study Populations

Project Viva

Principal Investigator:
Oken, Emily; Hivert, Marie-France | Study Population Page Study Population c204
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
Eastern Massachusetts
Number of Participants::
2,128 mother-child pairs
Brief Description::
This is a longitudinal pre-birth cohort study originally designed to examine the effects of maternal diet, air pollution, and other environmental factors, on child growth and development. In 1999-2002, 2,128 mother-child pairs in eastern Massachusetts were enrolled in the study. Mother and child follow-up is ongoing.
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