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Imagine Health

Imagine HEALTH

(Healthy Eating Active Living Total Health)
(Guided Imagery Intervention for Obese Latino Adolescents)
PI: Marc J Weigensberg

Imagine HEALTH measures a guided imagery intervention program, which is hypothesized to increase insulin sensitivity (independent of body fat), improve body composition, reduce stress hormone (cortisol) secretion, and decrease cardiovascular risk factors, relative to nutrition education alone. Other major outcomes include psychosocial measures and dietary and physical activity behaviors.

Prior to and after a 12-week intervention, 40 adolescent participants will be tested on glucose and insulin resistance, and undergo an MRI and BodPod measurements.

 

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