Genetics of Early Childhood Obesity and Endocrine disease
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
IRB Number: AAAR0351
U.S. Govt. ID: NCT01998750
Contact: Vidhu Thaker, MD: 212-305-9237 /
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.
Vidhu Thaker, MD
Do You Qualify?
Did your child have BMI in 99th percentile for age prior to 6 years of age? Yes No
Did your child have an unusual source of weight gain? Yes No
Does your child have severe or extreme obesity? Yes No
You may be eligible for this study

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For more information, please contact:
Vidhu Thaker, MD