LIFE - Longitudinal Indian Family hEalth

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Investigators:

SHARE INDIA , MediCiti Institute of Medical Sciences.

  • Kalpana Betha, MD, Professor and Head of Department, OBY, MIMS
  • K. Govind Narsingrao MD, Professor and Head of Department, Community Health, MIMS
  • PS Reddy, MD, Chairman of SHARE INDIA

OBJECTIVES

  1. LIFE (Longitudinal Indian Family hEalth) Pilot study is being conducted in villages of Medchal Mandal, R.R.District, Telangana, India.This is a long-term research study that will examine socio-economic and environmental influences on children’s health and development in India. It is similar to the National Children’s Study being conducted on 100,000 children in 100 locations across the United States of America.
  2. The main aim of the study is to understand the link between the environmental conditions in which Indian women conceive, go through their pregnancy and give birth, and their physical and mental health during this period.
  3. The specific aims are: To assess the association of pre-natal  and pregnancy measures of  blood pressure, blood glucose, hemoglobin, blood lipids, body  fat composition, nutrition, and infectious exposures.
  4. To assess environmental exposures including pesticide exposure, maternal depression and thyroid disorders with birth weight.
  5. By linking multiple environmental factors to multiple health outcome measures, the LIFE Study has the potential to pinpoint the root causes of many conditions that are excessively prevalent in India, including low birth weight, pre-term birth, other pregnancy outcomes and diseases or development disorders of early childhood

EXPECTED OUTCOME
By linking multiple maternal and environmental factors to multiple health outcome measures, the LIFE study has the potential to pinpoint the root causes of many conditions that are excessively prevalent in India, including low birth weight, pre-term birth, other pregnancy outcomes and diseases or development disorders of early childhood.


Can I get hold of the data? Where can I find more? Contact...
Dr. PS Reddy, reddyps@verizon.net;
Dr. K. Govind Narsingrao MD, drkgn2012@gmail.com;
Kalpana Betha, MD, kalpanabasany@gmail.com