PREP Overview

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PREP is a weight and lifestyle management program that is part of the Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine clinic at Boston Children’s Hospital. The PREP approach is personalized and includes the specialties of medicine, nutrition, and behavioral health.

There are a number of physical and psychological complications related to having an unhealthy weight, such as:

  • Type II Diabetes

  • Hypertension

  • High Cholesterol

  • Orthopedic Problems

  • Depression

  • Poor Self-Esteem

  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea

  • Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

We are here to help.  PREP uses a multi-disciplinary approach for evaluation and treatment of adolescents and young adults who are overweight or obese. Our team will meet with you and gather information to help formulate an individualized treatment plan for weight and lifestyle management.

If you are a parent looking for more information, check out our guide for young men and our guide for young women from the Center for Young Women’s Health and Young Men’s Health.

How PREP helps young adults

[Brochure Coming Soon!]

How do we know if a child's weight is in an unhealthy range?

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