Study uses mindfulness to address adolescent obesity

Categories: New Grant Award


Type: News

Date Published: 06/21/2013

ORI associate scientist Jeanne Dalen, Ph.D., has just been funded to integrate mindfulness techniques with family-based factors for overweight teens.

This study makes an important contribution by combining behavioral and biomedical science and by applying an evidence-based meditation technique to an important research priority area, adolescent obesity, in a real-world community-based setting. The 3-year study, funded by the National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine, is one of the first treatment development efforts to integrate mindfulness techniques with family-based factors for overweight adolescents and has the potential to enhance public health, lower health care costs, and facilitate translation of a relatively inexpensive, low-tech clinical service to high risk and underserved overweight adolescent populations. Learn More