Adolescent Weight Loss Study

For a one-year weight-reduction study, an interdisciplinary team from the School of Medicine, the Child Guidance Center and CHOP is now recruiting overweight teenage participants.

Drs. Robert Berkowitz, Stanley Hemsley, Gail Slap and Stephanie Hammerman comprise the team leading the effort to improve weight loss in severely obese adolescents, investigating whether the addition of medication adds to the effectiveness of the treatment currently provided. All participants will receive behavioral and nutritional counseling for weight loss.

Teenagers must be 12-16 years old, at least 30 pounds overweight, and interested in losing weight. For information, call Dr. Hemsley at 590-3771.


Tuesday, July 18, 1995
Volume 42 Number 1

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