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

Author and Year:
Kesman R, Ebbert J, et al, 2011
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Article Title:
Portion control for the treatment of obesity in the primary care setting.
Kesman R, Ebbert J, Harris K, Schroeder D
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Study Design:
Randomized Controlled Trial
Risk of Bias Assessment Rating:
Low risk
Inclusion Criteria:
Men and women between the ages of 18 and 75 with a body mass index (BMI) of >/= 30 and <40 (obesity classes II and III).
Exclusion Criteria:
Presence of active cancer, participation in an organized weight loss program, current weight loss medication, history of bulimia or anorexia, current treatment for psychiatric illness other than anxiety or depression, surgery within the 3 months before enrollment or planned during the study period, current or planned pregnancy and a history of gastric bypass or planned gastric bypass.
Research Purpose:
To evaluate a portion control intervention including dietary counseling and a portion control plate to facilitate weight loss among obese patients in a primary care practice.
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Study Location:
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, United States
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Please specify names of funders:
Mayo Clinic