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Andhra Pradesh children and parent study (APCAPS) PDF Print

The Andhra Pradesh Children And Parents’ Study (APCAPS) is a follow-up of participants from the Hyderabad Nutrition Trial, a cluster-randomized trial of pregnancy and childhood nutritional supplementation conducted in the 1980’s by the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN). APCAPS has been created by expanding a current Wellcome Trust study “Nutritional challenges, abdominal adiposity and type 2 diabetes in Indians” to include not only the original young adult participants but also their parents and eventually, their own children. Participants undergo an in-person questionnaire on lifestyle patterns, a clinic-based detailed cardiovascular system examination and a DXA scan at NIN to measure the amount and distribution of body fat and bone density. The main aim of the study is to examine the trans-generational effects of social, environment and genetic risk factors on obesity, diabetes and other chronic diseases in India. One research fellow, funded by the Wellcome Trust capacity building strategic award is conducting her PhD thesis with University of Bristol and is helping establish this new research platform. Through this study we hope to produce quality data regarding nutritional challenges, abdominal adiposity and type 2 diabetes risk in Indian parents and their offspring.

Principal Investigator: Shah Ebrahim
Co – Principal Investigator: Radha Krishna
Project Duration: 2009 – 2012
Last Modified : January 27, 2011, 11:36 am