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New national adolescent weight control registry will recognize successful teen weight loss efforts
Date:7/7/2009

igators. She is director of the WCDRC and is a professor of psychiatry and human behavior at Alpert Medical School.

Elissa Jelalian, PhD, will co-direct the study. She is a child psychologist with the Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Center and the WCDRC who has conducted research on weight regulation and behavioral interventions for overweight children and adolescents.

"We're hoping the Adolescent Weight Control Registry will shed some light on what weight management tools and strategies work for this specific population, who are often dealing with additional stressors such as peer pressure, teasing and low self-esteem," said Jelalian, who is also an associate professor of psychiatry and human behavior at Alpert Medical School. "This information could ultimately lead to improved and more effective obesity treatment programs for adolescents."


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