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Lifestyle Interventions for Expectant Moms

Acronym: LIFE-Moms NIDDK Contact: Mary Evans Principal Investigator(s): Not Available

Description:

LIFE-Moms is a consortium comprised of seven clinical centers, a Research Coordinating Unit and NIH program staff.  The overall goal of the Consortium is to identify effective behavioral and lifestyle interventions that will improve weight, glycemic control and other-pregnancy-related outcomes in obese and overweight pregnant women, and determine whether these interventions reduce obesity and metabolic abnormalities in their children.  Each clinical center will conduct its own trial.

The objective of the collaboration is to maximize the value of the individual trials by identifying core measures collected across all seven studies and ensuring consistency of procedures, certain eligibility criteria, definitions and data collection.  Additional information on the Consortium and individual trials is located in the Consortium Summaries tab at www.portal.bsc.gwu.edu/web/lifemoms.

LIFE-Moms is funded by NIDDK, NHLBI, NICHD, NCCAM, ORWH and OBSSR.

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