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Genetics of Early Childhood Obesity (GECO) Study
Genetics of Early Childhood Obesity (GECO) Study at Columbia
Sponsor:National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases NIH DHHS
Enrolling:Male and Female Patients
Maximum Age:18 years old
IRB Number:AAAR0351
U.S. Government ID:NCT01998750
Contact: Vidhu Thaker, MD: 212-305-9237 / vvt2114@cumc.columbia.edu
Additional Study Information:

We will enroll children with severe early onset obesity (BMI - 99th percentile) diagnosed prior to 6 years of age. We will ask questions about their health, eating behavior and perform a brief physical examination. We will collect saliva or blood to perform genetic testing. We will also invite family members to participate in the genetic study.

Do You Qualify?
Did your child have BMI in 99th percentile for age prior to 6 years of age?YesNo
Did your child have an unusual source of weight gain?YesNo
Does your child have severe or extreme obesity?YesNo
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Who Can I Contact?
For more information, please contact:
Vidhu Thaker, MD
Email: vvt2114@cumc.columbia.edu
Phone: 212-305-9237