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We list hundreds of Clinical Trials about "Obesity" on BioPortfolio. We draw our references from global clinical trials data listed on ClinicalTrials.gov and refresh our database daily.
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The purpose of this project is to establish a Center of Excellence in Research on Obesity that will focus on severe obesity. The prevalence of severe obesity (i.e., Class 2 and 3 obesity; body mass index > 35 kg/m2 and 40 kg/m2) is increasing more rapidly than is overweight and Class 1 obesity. Treatment guidelines for severe obesity are uncertain. Three novel hypotheses regarding the pathogenesis of severe obesity will be tested: a) using non-invasive methods to measure ene...
The purpose of this survey is to collect the data on perceptions, behaviours and awareness related to obesity and obesity management for People with Obesity (PwO) and Health Care Professionals (HCP) treating obesity. Data will be collected via online surveys among each of the respondent groups. The surveys are expected to take approximately 25 minutes to complete and will be unique for PwO and HCP. As a cross-sectional study, there will be no treatment of patients.
Obesity affects over one third of US adults (>72 million, with BMI ≥30 kg/m2), and the proportion of US adults with BMI ≥40 kg/m2 has doubled in the last 20 years. Obesity is associated with increased mortality through its linkage to comorbidities including diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea and psychosocial disturbances. Given its prevalence, impact on morbidity and mortality, and economic cost, limiting the spread of obesity and its conseque...
The purpose of this study is to design and demonstrate the feasibility of implementing moderate and intensive environmental obesity prevention programs at major worksites.
The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of the community-based obesity treatment (PP), compared to usual care (UC), on changes in maternal weight over 12 months.
The objective of this study is to test and evaluate the effectiveness of a parent-only treatment for childhood obesity. This study provides state-of-the-art treatment for childhood obesity. Parents and children will participate in treatment groups for 6 months. These treatment groups include recommendations to decrease overall caloric intake (by increasing fruits and vegetables), increasing physical activity, decreasing sedentary behavior and changing the home food environmen...
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of a culturally-appropriate childhood obesity intervention with Hispanic families. The program aims at preventing childhood obesity by targeting parents to address nutrition, physical activity, and sedentary behaviors in their children.
Stress can lead to obesity via inappropriate eating. In addition, obesity is a major stress factor. Furthermore, stressed people are also those who have the greatest difficulties to lose weight. The relationships between obesity and stress are biological via the action of stress on the major hormones regulating appetite (leptin, ghrelin). International recommendation proposals suggest to implement stress management programs in obesity for a sustainable weight loss. Moreover, st...
The aim of the present study is to identify new obesity-related genetic defects and determine their association with clinical manifestations in families with childhood-onset severe obesity. The investigators hypothesize that by exploring children with severe early-onset obesity they can find new obesity-related genetic defects and by exploring obesity-associated clinical manifestations the investigators can elucidate the outcomes of severe childhood obesity.
The purpose of this study is to explore the pathogenesis and genetic susceptibility of obese subjects,providing a convincing argument for further treatment of obesity and metabolic syndrome.
Central obesity, present in the metabolic syndrome (MS), is associated with increased risk of insulin resistance (RI). The aim of the project is to evaluate the protective effect of comprehensive intervention (Mediterranean diet + physical activity) in the development of RI in children with central obesity based on genetic and epigenetic markers.
This study aims to study the relationships between obesity, circadian rhythm, and aging. The investigators set up a prospective cohort registry for morbid obesity, obesity, and normal subjects with annual follow-up. The cohort aims to investigate the pathophysiological, molecular, genetic, and cellular aspects of the relationships between obesity, circadian deregulation, and impacts on aging. Clinical data, questionnaires, biological material, and molecular signatures will be c...
Periodic analyses of our extensive database with regards to different surgical procedures for severe obesity and different obesity co-morbidities will be of benefit to our severely obese patients as well as to others world-wide.
This study investigates the chronic long-term health condition of obesity and its effect on neutrophil function and the inflammatory response
The Pediatric Obesity Research Registry will function to collect and catalog historical and medical chart related clinical data of patients presenting with pediatric obesity and who agree to participate.
The molecular mechanisms underlying developmental programming of childhood obesity remain poorly understood. Here, the investigators address major questions about early childhood obesity programming by studying CD3+ T-cells from intrauterine growth restricted (IUGR) newborns who have an increased risk for obesity and other metabolic disorders in adult life.
Overweight and obesity has become an epidemic which warrants more aggressive treatment. However, few primary care physicians (PCPs) address this issue or do not possess adequate education regarding treatment modalities such as nutrition counseling or bariatric surgery. The primary goal of this study will be to determine whether the referrals for weight management can be influenced through obesity education.
Obesity is a chronic disease that has grown to epidemic proportions in Brazil and throughout the world in recent years. Bariatric surgery has been the most effective method for the treatment and prophylaxis of complications caused by morbid obesity, thereby increasing the longevity and quality of life of patients. The treatment of patients with Class III obesity or higher or Class II with comorbidities is already well established with bariatric surgery being the best option. Ho...
This study investigates the effect of a low energy-density dietary prescription as compared to MyPlate recommendations in preschool children at risk for obesity.
African American women have higher rates of obesity than women of any other racial or ethnic group in the United States. Obesity can have many causes, including genetic and environmental factors. This study will examine how neighborhood environments influence the occurrence of obesity among African American women.
To investigate the genetic basis of obesity by fine mapping an obesity quantitative trail linkage (QTL) linked to chromosome 3q.
To examine the influence of obesity on brain activation during food cue, stress, and neutral relaxing conditions
Obesity, defined as a Body Mass Index greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2, represents a significant public health issue. Dyspnea is a very common and crippling symptom in obesity. About 80% of people with obesity experience dyspnea in daily living. Bariatric surgery has been demonstrated to be an excellent treatment for obesity by inducing significant weight loss. Nevertheless, changes in dyspnea in daily living after bariatric surgery and the links between variations in dyspnea ...
There is growing evidence of behavioural and neurobiological overlaps between obesity and drug abuse. Reduction of the amplitude of P300, a component of event-related potentials (ERP) elicited by an oddball paradigm, is an electrophysiological characteristic and a marker of vulnerability in substance abuse. We want to determine whether obesity is associated with such electrophysiological features during an auditory oddball paradigm. We postulate that obesity could be associate...
Investigators propose to pilot an adolescent obesity intervention, TEENS+, to examine the feasibility of this dietary intervention strategy and preliminary effectiveness of two models of parental involvement within adolescent obesity treatment.