Current Research Studies

Weight Management - Brain Activation and Satiety in Children 2 (BASIC2)

Condition or Therapy:

Weight Management


Obesity Program

What is the goal of this study?

BASIC2 is a longitudinal study that is exploring how a study medicine combined with family-based treatment helps kids better manage their weight.

Who can join the study?

Your family may be a good fit for this study if your child will be:

  • 10 to 12 years old in the next 6 months
  • Is heavy for their age and gender

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

If you decide to take part in this study, participating families would:

  • Attend free family-based weight management classes which are about 90 minutes long and meet once a week in the evening.  These classes are conducted at one of Seattle Children's clinics or remotely and will last for 6 months

  • Recieve measurements of your weight and height, diet and activity before, during and after treatment

Your child would:

  • Be randomized to recieve either a study medicine that would help them with weight control OR a placebo medicine

Your child would have 6 addtional visits:

  • Three 4 hour long visits at the University of Washington, where your child will have two MRI scans, blood testing, body measurements and survey to complete
  • Three 60 minute visits for body measurements at 2, 6 and 12 months after treatment

Who can I contact for more information?

To take part in this research study, please contact