Weight Management Studies For Adolescents
Research Center: DM Clinical Research
Location: 13406 Medical Complex Dr, Tomball, TX & 6550 Mapleridge St. Suite 201, Houston, TX 77081
Obesity remains a major problem for adolescents and teens in the United States. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data indicate that 20.5% of adolescents age 12 to 19 years met the definition of obesity in 2011–2014. Obesity in childhood or adolescence could increase the risk of adult obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and dyslipidemia.
Research studies are exploring if a new treatment combined with a diet modification program, that is approved to help treat obesity in adults, can be considered an option for weight management in adolescents.
This study seeks adolescents and teens aged 12 -17 who currently are overweight or obese and have not have previous success in managing weight. Participants are required to attend 16 study visits at the research site over a 1 year period and will be compensated $62 per completed visit for participating in this study.
- Your child may see an improvement in your weight and overall health.
- Your child will be helping to advance medical research aimed at improving kids health.
- You will be compensated up to $992 for participating in this study.
- You will be helping to advance medical research.
- If you decide to let your child participate in a study and later feel that you no longer wish your child to be part of it, you may withdraw your child from the study at any time.
- You and your child’s records relating to a study and any other information received will be kept strictly confidential, unless required by the law.
- Qualified health professionals will monitor your child’s health as it relates to the study.
Who Can Participate?
- Adolescents and teens aged 12-17
- Who are considered above the average weight for their age
- Able to attend 16 study visits at the research site over a 1 year period