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Obese and Healthy Children’s Research


The purpose of the study is to investigate the relationship of oral bacteria and metabolism in healthy and obese children ages 6-18 years old. Volunteers will receive an age specific toy, toothbrush and toothpaste, breakfast and $20 in cash for full participation.

The study consists of two (2) visits. Your total time for the study would be about 4 hours for both visits.

– Be age 6-18 years old
– Have a BMI greater than 95th percentile, or a BMI between 5th and 85th percentile
– Commit to scheduled visit and appointment
– Meet other characteristics as determined at screening

Contact Colette at (901) 448‐1525 or cstewa32@uthsc.edu