RCT of the intragastric balloon and lifestyle intervention Versus lifestyle intervention alone in obese adolescents [ 2010 - 2013 ]

Also known as: Adolescent obesity treatment using intragastric balloons

Research Grant

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Researchers: Prof Elizabeth Davis (Principal investigator) ,  Dr Colin Sherrington Prof Timothy Jones

Brief description For the first time in adolescents, Perth researchers will trial placement of a fluid-filled silicone balloon in the stomach. It will be used in conjunction with a lifestyle intervention, and so is expected to increase weight loss. The balloons are safe, effective at adult weight loss and an alternative to invasive surgery. Adolscent obesity rates are rising and treatment options are limited. The non-surgical balloon may be the alternative for adolescents who would previously had to have surgery.

Funding Amount $AUD 598,976.36

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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