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Temporary Visitor Restrictions

Because the number of influenza cases has significantly increased throughout the region, children age 12 and under may not visit patients effective Wednesday, January 8. This applies to all Wake Forest Baptist inpatient locations and will remain in effect until the number of flu cases decreases significantly.
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Brenner FIT Research

Brenner FIT® research team has conducted a number of studies in our clinic and the community to investigate the best ways families can improve their health. A complete listing of our publications can be viewed here.

Our clinical research shows: 

  • 65% of children improve their weight status in the first stage of treatment. 
  • After graduating from Brenner FIT, most children maintain their new weight status, and more than half keep improving.
  • Children show significant improvement in triglyceride and cholesterol levels during treatment. 
  • Children from different racial and ethnic groups and geographical locations are equally successful.
  • Brenner FIT families who complete their six months of treatment show significant improvement in:
    • Health behaviors like having snacks on schedule, eating breakfast and adding activity
    • Parental feeding behaviors
    • Family dynamics and functioning