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Clinical trials - also known as clinical studies or research protocols - are conducted to test whether a new drug, new prevention strategy, or new screening test is safe and effective in people. Participation is always voluntary. Baylor College of Medicine investigators conduct hundreds of studies, ranging from small, short-term studies to large trials with thousands of patients across many institutions.

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The purpose of this study is to determine if bariatric surgery during adolescence has long term consequences on bone mineral density (BMD). 
  • Obesity and Metabolism
The purpose of the BITS study is to better understand how babies and children learn to control their behavior and feeding as they get older.
  • Healthy Volunteers - Child
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity and Metabolism
The purpose of this study is to discovery why children gain substantial weight during the summer.
  • Healthy Volunteers - Child
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity and Metabolism
This pilot study aims to determine if the Shared Decision Making (SDM) tool results in improved patient understanding compared to a control group.
  • Bones/Joints/Muscles
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity and Metabolism
The purpose of this study is to identify specific biomarkers of obesity and diabetes that cause increased risk for heart disease and diabetes in…
  • Diabetes
  • Healthy Volunteers - Child
  • Heart
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity and Metabolism
  • Pediatrics
This study is investigating the risk for early heart disease in youth (ages 11-21) and involves body composition, liver scan and blood tests.
  • Heart
  • Liver
  • Obesity and Metabolism
  • Pediatrics