Author Contributions: Dr Caprio and Ms Savoye had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
Study concept and design: Savoye, Shaw, Tamborlane, Caprio.
Acquisition of data: Savoye, Shaw, Rose, Guandalini, Goldberg-Gell.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Savoye, Dziura, Tamborlane, Burgert, Cali, Weiss.
Drafting of the manuscript: Savoye, Shaw, Dziura, Rose, Guandalini, Goldberg-Gell.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Savoye, Tamborlane, Burgert, Cali, Weiss, Caprio.
Statistical analysis: Dziura, Tamborlane, Cali, Weiss.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Savoye, Shaw, Rose, Guandalini, Goldberg-Gell, Burgert.
Study supervision: Savoye, Caprio.
Financial Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This work was supported by NIH grants to General Clinical Research Center (M01-RR00125) and Dr Caprio (R01-HD28016 and R01-HD40787), Yale University School of Medicine, and an unrestricted gift from the McPhee Foundation, Bristol, Conn.
Role of the Sponsor: The National Institutes of Health and the McPhee Foundation played no role in the concept or design of the study; in the acquisition, analysis, and interpretation of the data; in the drafting or revision of the manuscript; or technical support or supervision of the study.
Acknowledgment: We are indebted to the families of our pediatric obesity clinic who participated in this study, and particularly appreciative to those who regularly attended the Bright Bodies program. All clinic and Bright Bodies participants received no compensation for their involvement.