This study will evaluate two heart-healthy diets for teens with heart disease risk factors (high blood pressure, pre-diabetes and cholesterol problems). Study participants will receive most meals and snacks, as well as daily multivitamins in an amount designed to induce weight loss. Travel expenses and a gym membership are provided. Upon completion, a $10 iTunes gift card and iPod shuffle are offered.
Eligibility: Children between 8 and 17 with two or more cardiovascular risk factors, but no other major medical issues, who are willing to follow a healthful diet may be eligible.
More information: childrenshospital.org/heartdiet or contact Erica Denhoff at 617-355-0485 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This study aims to find out if a standard weight loss diet that emphasizes different beverages affects body weight. Participants will be asked to follow a special diet for six months and to attend monthly group workshops. At different points during the study, weight, body fat percentage and body circumferences are measured. Participants will also be asked to rate their hunger, provide a urine sample and details about diet and physical activity. Up to $120 will be offered upon completion.
Eligibility: Young adults 21 to 35 years old who are overweight may be eligible.
More information: childrenshospital.org/beveragesweight or contact Julia Wong at 617-355-7703 or email@example.com
This projectís goal is to examine when young infants begin to remember social events and how long the memory lasts. Finding out how a social event affects memory, behavior and physiology over the first months life will fill an important gap in our understanding of how normal infants cope with and remember events. The study requires two visits to Childrenís Hospital Boston, each lasting about two hours. Participants are compensated for their involvement in the study and free parking is available.
Eligibility: Infants between 3 to 12 months of age may be eligible. Please contact our study representative to discuss eligibility requirements.
More information: childrenshospital.org/infantmemory or contact Nikki Meribela at 857-207-0526 or firstname.lastname@example.org