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North Carolina Infant Feeding Study

Epidemiology Branch

North Carolina Infant Feeding Study

The North Carolina Infant Feeding Study is a prospective birth cohort study that enrolled about 900 North Carolina families between 1978 and 1982. The study was designed to see whether PCBs or DDE in mother's milk produced changes in growth, development, or illnesses in the children. The study measured PCBs and DDE in breast milk, formula, and maternal blood. The design also allowed examination of the transplacental effects of the compounds, as well as the effect of the compounds on age at weaning.

 

The original North Carolina Infant Feeding Study lasted until the children were age 5 years. The same children were studied at around the age of puberty. Finally, the mothers from the original study were studied at around their age of menopause (see North Carolina Menopause Study ("/Rhythmyx/assembler/render?sys_contentid=36024&sys_revision=1&sys_variantid=639&sys_context=0&sys_authtype=0&sys_siteid=&sys_folderid=" sys_dependentvariantid="639" sys_dependentid="36024" inlinetype="rxhyperlink" rxinlineslot="103" sys_dependentid="36024" sys_siteid="" sys_folderid="")).

 

Related Studies

  • North Carolina Menopause Study ("/Rhythmyx/assembler/render?sys_contentid=36024&sys_revision=1&sys_variantid=639&sys_context=0&sys_authtype=0&sys_siteid=&sys_folderid=" sys_dependentvariantid="639" sys_dependentid="36024" inlinetype="rxhyperlink" rxinlineslot="103" sys_dependentid="36024" sys_siteid="" sys_folderid="")

 

Principal Investigators

Walter J. Rogan, M.D.
Principal Investigator
Tel (919) 541-4578
Fax (919) 541-2511
rogan@niehs.nih.gov

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