Brenner FIT

The Brenner FIT Program provides treatment for children ages 2 to 18 with weight-related co-morbidities.

If children have a body mass index [BMI = weight in pounds/(height in inches)² x 703 – OR — metric formula [BMI = weight in kg/(height in meters)²] greater than or equal to the 95th percentile for age and gender, a medical evaluation and blood work by your primary care physician is recommended.

Use this link for help in calculating BMI percentiles in children.

Below are the co-morbidities most often seen in Brenner FIT

  • Laboratory Co-morbidity Diagnosis
    • Hypercholesterolemia (High cholesterol)
    • Hyperlipidemia (High LDL (bad or “Lousy”) cholesterol)
    • Dyslipidemia (Low HDL (good or “Healthy”) cholesterol)
    • Hypertriglyceridemia (High triglycerides- kind of like cholesterol)
    • Hyperinsulinism (Pre-, pre-diabetes)
  • Other Weight-Related Co-morbidity Diagnoses
    • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)/ Blount's Disease
    • Hypertension (High blood pressure)
    • Elevated LFT's/NAFLD/NASH
    • Pseudotumor Cerebri
    • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
    • Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease or Steatohepatitis
    • Sleep Apnea
    • Acanthosis Nigricans 
    • Asthma

If your patient has a BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2, we will see them regardless of co-morbidities, but please order fasting labs prior to referral.

To refer a child to Brenner FIT, please complete and fax the Brenner FIT Physician Referral Form 2014(.pdf).

To keep our wait list as short as possible, please make sure families are motivated to make a change and are interested in joining Brenner FIT. Please call or e-mail with any questions you or your office may have.

Brenner News and Highlights 

Brenner Children’s Hospital Again Ranked among Best in Country by U.S. News & World Report

For the second straight year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Brenner Children’s Hospital, the pediatric arm of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, among the best children’s hospitals in the country.


Head Hits Can Be Reduced in Youth Football; Study Shows Limiting Contact in Practice Makes Difference

Less contact during practice could mean a lot less exposure to head injuries for young football players, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Virginia Tech.


Ranked in 12 Medical Specialties, Wake Forest Baptist is among the Nation’s Best Hospitals According to U.S. News & World Report

For the 21st consecutive year, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is listed among the best hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The online magazine released its annual national ranking of the country’s premier hospitals, earlier today.


Quick Reference

Brenner FIT for Health Care Professionals


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