Participate in a Study

STEP Young Study

Study Type


Study Purpose

The purpose of the study is to test how safe and how well an investigational drug works for weight loss in children with obesity.

About the Study

During the study, your child will be asked to come to 19 visits at the clinic and have 16 phone or video calls with the study doctor or staff.

  • 8 of the visits will require some degree of fasting before the visit.
  • Your child may be asked to come for extra visits. For example, if the study doctor wants to change the dose of your child’s study medicine between planned visits, or if your child has any side effects that the study doctor needs to evaluate.
  • Your child may receive the placebo or the investigational drug.

Study Design

Number of Visits:

  • 1 Screening visit
  • 18 Study visits
  • 16 Phone or video calls


  • Medical history
  • Height and weight
  • Vital signs (pulse and blood pressure)
  • ECG
  • Physical examination
  • Blood draws
  • Pregnancy test (if applicable)
  • X-rays

Study Qualifications

To qualify for this study, your child should:

  • Be 6 – 11 years old
  • Have a BMI greater than or equal to the 95th percentile calculate your BMI

Study Duration

Participation in the study will last approximately 2 years.


Compensation of up to $1,420 is offered for the completion of this study.

Study Contact

If you think you may be eligible, please click the button below to screen online, call 225-763-3000, or email

If you think you may be eligible, please click the button below to screen online.

Please do not fill out this questionnaire for anyone other than yourself unless you are their legal guardian.
If you know someone who may be interested please direct them to the site or have them call us directly at 225-763-3000.

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