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AWM: Interventions in Primary Care or Outpatient Settings (2020-21)

Author and Year:
Assuncao M, Gigante D, et al, 2010
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Article Title:
Randomized, controlled trial promotes physical activity and reduces consumption of sweets and sodium among overweight and obese adults.
Assunção M, Gigante D, Cardoso M, Sartorelli D, Santos I
Nutrition Research
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Study Design:
Randomized Controlled Trial
Risk of Bias Assessment Rating:
Some concerns
Inclusion Criteria:
Participants were 20 years of age or older, classified as overweight or obese (body mass index [BMI] N24.9 kg/m2) and were referred by nutritionists of the public health system as individuals who had previously sought treatment to lose weight.
Exclusion Criteria:
Patients whose dietetic prescriptions required changes in recommended levels of macronutrients to treat a specific disease (such as diabetes mellitus, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, cancer, and hepatic or renal diseases) were excluded, as were pregnant or lactating mothers.
Research Purpose:
To assess the impact of an intervention to reduce weight and control risk factors of noncommunicable chronic diseases in overweight or obese adults who are users of primary and secondary healthcare units of the public health system of Pelotas, Brazil.
Blinding efforts:
see ROB
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The work was supported by Fundação de Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) (Grant 07502242) and Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (Brazil) (Grant 505776/2004-9).