Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center


Health For Life (H4L)

Internet-based weight loss program with on-site weight maintenance workshop.

Study Type
Internet-based weight loss program with on-site weight maintenance workshop.
Study Purpose
Healthy For Life is a research study designed to help people lose weight and keep it off. Specifically, we are testing test two state-of-the art interventions designed to help individuals maintain weight loss for longer.
Study Design

The study happens in two phases. Everyone who is eligible will be enrolled in a 12-week, internet-based weight loss program designed to help you change your exercise and eating habits. You will be given a calorie and physical activity goal during the program. You will log onto a website to view weekly lessons and report your calorie intake and exercise minutes. This program is packed with the latest scientific advances in weight loss and has been proven to help people lose weight. Access to the internet and a computer is required.

If you complete the internet-based program and lose at least 5% of your starting weight, then you will automatically move on to phase 2 of the study. In phase 2 we are testing new, cutting edge workshops designed to help people maintain the behavioral changes they make to help them continue to lose weight and keep it off. This is the most important aspect of the study, as you may know that keeping weight off is difficult. Please DO NOT enroll in the study unless you are willing to come to our center in Providence for a 1-day workshop designed to help you maintain behavior changes and weight loss.

Study Requirements
To be initially eligible for the study you must be between 18-70 years old and overweight or obese. For more information on eligibility requirements, please call Leah Dorfman at 401-793-8757
Study Duration
18 Months
Study Benefits
All participants will receive 12-week internet-based weight loss program that has been proven to help people lose weight previously. In addition you will have a chance to receive a cutting edge maintenance workshop. Participants in this program may lose weight, eat a healthier diet, increase their physical activity, and see thus corresponding health benefits. Participants will also be compensated for completing assessments.
Study Contact

Call Leah Dorfman at 401-793-8757 to learn more about this study, and to find out if you are eligible to participate.
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