LYNN HEALTH SCIENCE INSTITUTE IS LOOKING FOR PARTICIPANTS
PAID CLINICAL TRIAL
- Lasting approximately 15 weeks
- 9 clinic visits
YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IF YOU MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
Male and Female ages of 6-11 years old
The prevalence of obesity in the US has been captured as a part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Childhood and adolescent obesity continue to be a significant concern in the US, the prevalence of obesity among pediatric patients aged 2 to 19 years has increased by approximately 1.3-fold between 1999 and 2016. The data show that the prevalence of pediatric obesity increases with age and is highest among adolescents aged 12 to 19 years .The current treatment regimens for pediatric obesity include lifestyle modification,
pharmacotherapy, and bariatric surgery . The treatment of pediatric obesity emphasizes positive behavior change, including healthy food choices, reduction of physical inactivity, and family engagement . Pediatric obesity is a multifactorial disease requiring consideration of pubertal development, risk for comorbidities, psychological state, and social implications .
Pediatric overweight and obesity are defined based on local or regional growth charts forage- and sex-specific BMI.