Adolescent Weight Management Study
Protocol #1:The goals of this study was to examine whether increased weight loss in obese adolescent is induced when the weight loss medication sibutramine is added to a family-based, behavioral weight control program.
Protocol #2: This study aims to improve the behavioral treatment of obesity during adolescence. A behavioral program using regular foods will be compared to a behavioral program using a structured meal plan (a portion-controlled approach with liquid-meal replacements [nutritional supplements]). This structured approach may be better for the promotion of weight loss compared to a diet of regular foods.
Protocol #1:Behavioral Therapy + Placebo or Sibutramine
Protocol #2: Behavioral Therapy + Meal Replacement or Conventional Food
Behavioral: #1 sibutramine #2 Slim-Fast
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Behavioral & Pharmacologic Therapy of Adolescent Obesity|
|Principal Investigator:||Robert I Berkowitz, MD||Children's Hospital of Philadelphia|