Current Research Studies

Obesity – Brain Activation and Satiety In Children 2

Condition or Therapy:

childhood obesity

Category:

Department of Endocrinology

What is the goal of this study?

The purpose of this study is to answer three questions:

  • Can the study medicine combined with family-based treatment (FBT) help kids to better manage their weight?
  • Does the study medicine combined with FBT change how kids respond to different foods?
  • Does the study medicine combined with FBT change kids' hormone responses to hunger?

Who can join the study?

This study might be a good fit for your family if:

  • Your child will be 10 to 12 years old in the next six months, and
  • Your child is heavy for his/her age and gender.

What will happen if my child takes part in this study?

If you were to choose to participate in this study, you and your child would do the following:

  • Attend free family-based weight management classes, mostly virtually with a few in-person visits at a site, meeting once a week for about 90 minutes in the evening for six months.
  • Get measurements of your weight and height, diet, and activity before, during and after treatment.
  • Complete various questionnaires before, during and after treatment.

If you were to choose to participate in this study, your child would do the following:

  • Be randomized to receive either a study medicine that would help with weight control or a placebo (i.e., an inactive substance) medicine.
  • Participate in six additional study visits:
    • three 4- to 6-hour visits at the University of Washington involving MRI scans, blood testing, body measurements and surveys, and
    • three one-hour visits for body measurements at two, six and 12 months after treatment ends. 

You can read more about this study on clinicaltrials.gov.

Who can I contact for more information?

To learn more, call 206-884-2210 or email us.


Study Location(s):

South Clinic in Federal Way

Seattle Children's Research Institute's West 8th building in downtown Seattle

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Christian Roth
Research Center: Center for Integrative Brain Research