Lifestyle Counseling and Medication for Adolescent Weight Management


This study will compare the effectiveness and durability of intensive behavioral counseling vs. medical management plus low-intensity behavioral counseling on BMI, body fat, cardiometabolic risk factors, and quality of life in adolescents with severe obesity. We hypothesize that Wegovy (semaglutide) plus low-intensity behavioral counseling will elicit superior reductions in BMI and body fat and greater improvement in cardiometabolic factors and quality of life compared to intensive behavioral counseling at 56 weeks.

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Male or Female
Up to 18 years old
This study is also accepting healthy volunteers
Inclusion Criteria:

• ages 12-17
• BMI greater than or equal to the 95th percentile for age and sex
Exclusion Criteria:

• Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes
• use of medications for obesity in the past 6 months
• any treatment with growth hormone
• bariatric surgery -major mental health diagnosis (study staff will review)
• pregnant or plan to become pregnant
• significant medical diagnosis (study staff will review)

Behavioral: Intensive Behavioral Program, Drug: Semaglutide and Behavioral Program

Diabetes & Endocrine, Children's Health

Obesity, Overweight, weight loss

Nina Jacobs -
Aaron Kelly
Phase 2
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