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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.
Ages:10 - 20
Inclusion Criteria: - Ages 10-20 years - BMI>85% Exclusion Criteria: - Endocrine disorder - On psychotropic medications
Sponsor: Steward St. Elizabeth's Medical Center of Boston, Inc.
Trial ID: NCT00132132
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