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Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity Pediatric Prevention Project

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Trial Conditions
  • Obesity
What is the purpose of this trial?

This study will evaluate the impact a behavioral intervention can have on BMI. The researchers anticipate the intervention group will experience a decrease in BMI of approximately five points. The intervention group will be compared to a control group. This is a long term, randomized, controlled study. The behavioral intervention is conducted during a four hour monthly session. The behavioral intervention includes: exercise, education on medical aspects and nutrition, and empowerment.

Date & Status


Who can Participate?


10  - 20 



Inclusion Criteria:

- Ages 10-20 years

- BMI>85%

Exclusion Criteria:

- Endocrine disorder

- On psychotropic medications

Gender: Both
Steward Physician(s)
  • Shirley Gonzalez, MD
  • St. Elizabeth's Medical Center - Completed
Trial Interventions
  • Behavioral education program
  • Standard of Care
Physician Researcher

Investigator Name:

  • Shirley Gonzalez, MD

Other Information

Sponsor: Steward St. Elizabeth's Medical Center of Boston, Inc.
Phase: N/A
Trial ID: NCT00132132
Volunteers:  Accepting Healthy Volunteers

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