Grant: $225,909 - National Institutes of Health - Jul. 16, 2009
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Award Description: Vascular toxicities of environmental tobacco particulates in children: The objective of this study is to define the relationship between environmental tobacco smoke, obesity, and blood vessel function in children. A result of theis study will have significant implications for child and adult health.
Project Description: We are studying vascular performance (endothelial function) measured by forearm plethysmography, in relation to plasma lipids, inflammation, oxidation, and endothelial stress markers, and endothelial progenitor cell prevalence in tobacco exposed and non-exposed children. These outcomes will be studied in relationship to childhood obesity. In addition we plan to study 50 children in each of the following four groups: tobacco exposed/normal weight, tobacco exposed/obese, non-exposed/normal weight, and non-exposed/obese. To date we have recruited/measured a total of 30 children, both tobacco exposed and non-exposed.
Jobs Summary: Jobs Retained Description: 1 (One) PhD Research Principal Investigator, 2 (Two) Medical Doctor Researchers, 1 (One) Research Scientist, 1 (One) PhD Statistical Researcher (Total jobs reported: 5)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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