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6-month weight loss program comparing two approaches for improving long-term weight loss maintenance

Study Type
Weight loss study
Study Purpose
To compare two approaches for improving long-term weight loss maintenance
Study Design
If eligible, you will receive a 6-month weight loss program. The first 12 weeks will consist of weekly, in-person, group-based meetings, which will focus on behavioral approaches for improving diet and physical activity. Individuals will then be randomized to receive a 12-week yoga program or a 12-week cooking and dietary instruction program. These classes will be held twice per week. This 6-month program is provided at no cost to you. You will be asked to complete assessments at 3, 6, and 12 months in which we will measure your weight and physical activity and ask you to complete surveys via your computer and smartphone. Compensation will be provided for these assessments.
Study Requirements
To be eligible, individuals must be female, overweight (BMI: 25-40 kg/m2), and between the ages of 18-60.
Study Duration
12 months total (6-month weight loss program followed by a 6-month no-contact follow-up period)
Study Benefits
You will receive a 6-month behavioral weight loss program which will provide you with tools and knowledge for improving eating and exercise habits. You will also be compensated for completing assessment visits.
Study Contact

To learn more about this study and to see if you are eligible to participate, call Tiffany Leblond at 401-793-9713 or email her at tleblond@lifespan.org.
To find out if you may be eligible for this study, click here to complete an online screener.

 

 

 

 

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