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We are currently experiencing an epidemic of obesity in the Pediatric Population. This
epidemic affects many areas including quality of life.
We have been conducting a nutrition and exercise program since 2003. We have noticed that
many of the participants seem to have a better quality of life after finishing the one year
program compared to when they started. We would like to objectively quantify this
improvement using a validated questionnaire at the beginning and at the end of the study.
Questionnaires will be given to participants and to their caretakers at the same time.
There will be two groups in the study: one intervention (minimum attendance of 4 sessions)
and one control group.
Ages:10 - 20
Inclusion Criteria: - Ages 10-20 - BMI greater or equal to 85%
Sponsor: Steward St. Elizabeth's Medical Center of Boston, Inc.
Trial ID: NCT00714870
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