AWM: Weight Management Interventions Provided by Dietitians for Older Adults (2021)

Author and Year:
Mason C, Foster-Schubert K, et al, 2011
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Article Title:
Dietary weight loss and exercise effects on insulin resistance in postmenopausal women.
Mason C, Foster-Schubert K, Imayama I, Kong A, Xiao L, Bain C, Campbell K, Wang C, Duggan C, Ulrich C, Alfano C, Blackburn G, McTiernan A
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
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Study Design:
Randomized Controlled Trial
Risk of Bias Assessment Rating:
High risk
Inclusion Criteria:
Overweight or obese (BMI >/=25.0, >/= 23.0 if Asian American) postmenopausal women (aged 50–75 years) from the greater-Seattle area who were not meeting physical activity guidelines.
Exclusion Criteria:
Diagnosed diabetes, fasting blood glucose >/=126 mg/dL or use of diabetes medications; use of postmenopausal hormones; history of other serious medical condition(s); alcohol intake > 2 drinks/day; current smoking; contraindication to the study interventions for any reason (e.g., abnormal exercise tolerance test); participation in another structured weight loss program; or use of weight-loss medications.
Research Purpose:
To investigate the independent and combined effects of dietary weight loss and exercise on insulin sensitivity and restoration of normal fasting glucose in middle-aged and older women.
Blinding efforts:
see ROB 2
Study Location:
United States
Source(s) of Funding:
Please specify names of funders:
National Cancer Institute at the NIH (grant number: R01 CA102504, U54-CA116847, and 5KL2RR025015-03 to KFS, R25 CA94880 and 2R25CA057699-16 to AK) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (Fellowship to KLC and CM).