Full version of the LIITah App. for Overweight

Recruiting · < 18 · All Sexes · Ann Arbor, MI

This study is evaluating whether a mobile application can help adolescents make healthy food choices.

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About the trial for Overweight

Eligible Conditions
Healthy Subjects (HS) · Obese · Overweight

Treatment Groups

This trial involves 2 different treatments. Full Version Of The LIITah App. is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

Main TreatmentA portion of participants receive this new treatment to see if it outperforms the control.
Full version of the LIITah App.
Control TreatmentAnother portion of participants receive the standard treatment to act as a baseline.
Partial App. (ELI and SNAP only)


This trial is for patients born any sex aged 18 and younger. There is one eligibility criterion to participate in this trial as listed below.

Inclusion & Exclusion Checklist
Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
eat restaurant food at least 3 times a week and have a parent who agrees to participate.
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Approximate Timelines

Please note that timelines for treatment and screening will vary by patient
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: varies
Reporting: over 6 months
This trial has approximate timelines as follows: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and reporting: over 6 months.
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Measurement Requirements

This trial is evaluating whether Full version of the LIITah App. will improve 2 primary outcomes and 1 secondary outcome in patients with Overweight. Measurement will happen over the course of baseline, 6 months.

Change in body mass index (BMI)
height and weight will be obtained
Calories purchased from restaurants
number of calories purchased by the adolescent and for the adolescent will be assessed using annotated photos, and nutritional data from the restaurant menus.
Visits to restaurants
number of visits will be obtained from the app.

Who is running the study

Principal Investigator
S. J. W.
Prof. Susan J Woolford,, MD
University of Michigan

Patient Q & A Section

Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

Can overweight be cured?

As a group, young obese volunteers had a greater rate of normal BMI compared with younger healthy controls; however, this difference (and the overall BMI change observed in the obese group) was not significant, suggesting that weight loss is the key consideration in weight management, and possibly a cure in people who are already overweight or obese. In this pilot study, individuals with overweight and, even more, those who have been morbidly obese, appear to have the potential to make and maintain normal weight and improved health after an 8- to 16-week period of dietary and exercise behavior intervention.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What causes overweight?

As it is not in the genes, but it is a combination of everything that causes people to be overweight. Although genetics was an important contributor, it has been shown that there are also behavioral influences. This means that if there is too little activity (playing and going to the playground and playing outside), it will cause you to be overweight because your body will just decide it would rather hold on to more fat than exercise. The most important behavioral change one should make is get more exercise. If you are eating more and are inactive you won’t only have a healthier body, it will also make it easier to lose weight by eating more less, because you will lose weight faster doing this method.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What is overweight?

Overweight is defined as a body mass index greater than or equal to 30. We show that obesity is an important independent predictor of adverse outcome in head and neck cancer. It is not correlated with local relapse; in contrast, the presence of overweight in combination with local relapse predicted worse survival.

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How many people get overweight a year in the United States?

Each year, around 42.9 million US adults are overweight, or 20.75% of US adults. This adds up to 1.85 million new cases of adiposity and 521,000 cardiovascular comorbidities.

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What are the signs of overweight?

There are no consistent signs of overweight in children. However, when obesity has set in during childhood, there may be a significant number of children who have a number of other health complications associated with overweight and obesity.

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What are common treatments for overweight?

Although medications are often prescribed for overweight and obesity, dietary therapy and behavior modification have better outcomes for some. There is no proven treatment to improve the outcome of weight loss surgery in the short- or long-term.

Anonymous Patient Answer

Is full version of the liitah app. safe for people?

The full version of the liitah app. offers a platform of access to sexual health information for users and a safe community to discuss sexual health at any time which is important for adolescents and young adults to be better informed regarding their sexual health and risk.

Anonymous Patient Answer

What is the latest research for overweight?

While there are hundreds of recent reviews published on the issue of overweight and associated health morbidities, it’s difficult to sort through them all to find the most reliable research and to avoid getting overly depressed. In this era of overweight/obesity epidemic, we need to remember that even a tiny percentage of people who begin overweight experience some weight loss, with no significant increase in cardiovascular disease or some other serious consequence of obesity, even at that early stage.

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What are the common side effects of full version of the liitah app.?

All of the results are statistically significant (p <0.05). A statistically significant difference was found in the pain scale. Most patients have no effect of a medication. The most common are gastrointestinal (nausea, dizziness, constipation, abdominal pain) and cardiovascular side effects such as hypertension (n = 26%).

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Does full version of the liitah app. improve quality of life for those with overweight?

The full app. allows the patients and clinicians to be aware of each patient's lifestyle and dietary choices. This information may help them to be more proactive and less aggressive, thereby hopefully improving quality of life. Future studies will investigate the difference in weight-loss efficiency and long-term clinical and economic impact.

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Who should consider clinical trials for overweight?

Clinical trials for overweight and obesity are a common method of research for medical devices which is also seen in clinical practice, with an estimated one in five clinicians choosing to perform clinical trials for overweight/obesity as a part of a health-related decision. The public has access to and thus is involved in most clinical trials evaluating treatments for obesity.

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What are the latest developments in full version of the liitah app. for therapeutic use?

Therapeutic application of liitah app. has been proven to be safe, noninvasive, and has been widely accepted by the medical community. Lituah apps. currently available for medical use have been developed and standardized by the medical community and are used as treatment to reduce appetite and body weight in more than 60 countries. Therapeutic use of liitah apps. has also been a routine treatment for overweight and obesity in the Chinese society for some period. However, the liitah app. has still not been widely used in China's medical market. The major issue with liitah app. for therapeutic use is the lack of an effective mechanism for the management of overweight or obesity.

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