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This study will be the first to evaluate whether the short- and long-term use of activity tracking devices improve short- and long-term weight loss in adolescents. The investigators will be the first to establish whether weight loss translates into a change in obesity-related biomarkers associated with adolescent obesity. In addition, the investigators will be the first to report outcomes after the implementation of activity tracking devices in conjunction with an intense adolescent weight loss program.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
12 Years to 18 Years (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Subject has provided informed consent in a manner approved by the IRB and is willing and able to comply with the trial procedures.
At least 12 and younger than 18 years of age at the time of consent.
BMI ≥ 95th percentile for age and sex group or BMI ≥ 35 kg/m2
Any medical condition that, in the opinion of the investigator, would place the subject at increased risk for participation.
Use of an investigational agent in the 30 days prior to signing informed consent
History of prior non-compliance or the presence or history of psychiatric condition (including drug or alcohol addiction) that would, in the opinion of the investigator, make it difficult for the subject to comply with the study procedures or follow the investigators instructions.
Females who are pregnant or lactating
Subjects taking medications that can potentially cause weight gain
Subjects unable to participate in the comprehensive weight loss program due to pre-existing conditions (paralysis, heart failure, severe autism or mental retardation, psychosis, etc.)