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

Author and Year:
Foster-Schubert K, Alfano C, et al, 2012
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Article Title:
Effect of diet and exercise, alone or combined, on weight and body composition in overweight-to-obese postmenopausal women.
Foster-Schubert K, Alfano C, Duggan C, Xiao L, Campbell K, Kong A, Bain C, Wang C, Blackburn G, McTiernan A
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Study Design:
Randomized Controlled Trial
Risk of Bias Assessment Rating:
High risk
Inclusion Criteria:
Aged 50–75 years, who were overweight or obese (body mass index (BMI) >/=25 kg/m2, or >/=23 kg/m2 for Asian-American women), and exercising <100 min/week at moderate intensity or greater.
Exclusion Criteria:
Diagnosed diabetes, fasting blood glucose >/=126 mg/dL, or use of diabetes medications; use of postmenopausal hormone therapy within the prior 3 months; history of breast cancer or other serious medical condition(s); alcohol intake in excess of 2 drinks/day or current smoker; contraindication to participating in the diet or exercise intervention for any reason, including an abnormal exercise tolerance test, current or planned participation in another structured weight loss program, use of weight loss medications, or additional factors that might interfere with measurement of outcomes or with the success of the intervention.
Research Purpose:
To examine the independent and combined effects of physical activity and dietary weight loss on body weight as well as body composition.
Blinding efforts:
see ROB
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Please specify names of funders:
National Cancer Institute (NCI) NIH grants R01 CA102504 and U54-CA116847. KFS received support from NIH 5KL2RR025015-03, AK was supported by NCI R25 CA94880