Glowing 2

Glowing 2

The Glowing 2 Study is a long-term nutrition research study designed to look at how the health of a mother can influence the health of her child. This study is for moms who are less than 36 weeks pregnant with one baby, has a BMI of 18.5 – 45, healthy, 18 years of age or older and conceived without the use of fertility treatments or medications.

If you decide to participate in this study, you will be asked to complete 1 pre-natal visit at 36 weeks at which we will evaluate medical history, measure your weight and height, and vital signs, measure body composition and fetal heart rate. This visit may take up to 2 hours and we try to schedule visits so that they are convenient with mom’s schedule.

The second portion of the study begins about 2 weeks after the baby is born, with 11 visits during the first 2 years of life (at 2 weeks and 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 12, 18 and 24 months). During this portion of the study we evaluate many of the same items that we looked at during mom’s pregnancy, including weight, height, skinfold, circumference measurements and medical history, body composition measurements, assess dietary intake, measure energy expenditure, physical activity and total energy expenditure/fat oxidation. These visits vary between 2-4 hours to complete. To thank you for your time and effort, we will provide all infant diapers free for the first year of life, plus 6 months’ worth of diapers during the 2nd year.

All research studies require potential participants to be screened. This is simple and conducted over the phone in about 5-10 minutes to learn more about your health and any other pertinent information that relates to the study. If you are interested or would like to find out if you are eligible, you can give us a call at (501)364-3309 or 866-423-1311.


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Thank you for your interest in our Glowing 2 Study.

Glowing 2 is a research study conducted by Aline Andres, Ph.D. and has been approved by the Institutional Review Board of the University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences.