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UC San Diego Researchers Recruiting Participants
Obesity has become the most common chronic health condition of childhood. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 1 out of 3 children in the United States, ages 2 to 19, is overweight or at risk of becoming overweight. In an effort to learn more about how physicians can help young people lose weight, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine Weight and Wellness Clinic are launching two major studies involving kids, teens and their families.
“Extra pounds can lead to lifelong health problems, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease,” explained Kerri Boutelle, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, and Director, Behavioral Services at the Weight and Wellness Clinic. “Both of these studies are geared to youths and their parents. Parents are the key to the child’s success and we teach them the skills needed to motivate their children. Both studies are a team approach.”
Boutelle and her colleagues are conducting two studies:
Who Can Participate?
The GSH study is looking for:
The Teen-ROC study is recruiting:
“We live in a world where high-calorie, high-fat foods are available everywhere and our lives are more sedentary than ever. Our aim is to provide families the support they need to tackle and win in this food-oriented environment.”
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The Weight and Wellness Clinic, Department of Pediatrics, UC San Diego School of Medicine is a multidisciplinary patient team caring for the management of child and adolescent obesity. The clinic is dedicated to reducing the health burden of obesity in children and through focusing on reasonable, achievable goals. Patients are screened for individual physical, nutritional, psychosocial needs and expectations, and experts tailor a safe treatment for the patient and family.
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