AWM: Adults with Obesity BMI >/=30 (2020-21)

Author and Year:
Ventura Marra M, Lilly C, et al, 2019
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Article Title:
A pilot randomized controlled trial of a telenutrition weight loss intervention in middle-aged and older men with multiple risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
Ventura Marra M, Lilly C, Nelson K, Woofter D, Malone J.
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Study Design:
Randomized Controlled Trial
Risk of Bias Assessment Rating:
Some concerns
Inclusion Criteria:
Patients were between 40-70 year old men with a BMI >/= 30kg/m2, and have a diagnosis of at least one of the following conditions: hypertension, hyperlipidemia, pre-diabetes or diabetes.
Exclusion Criteria:
Patients were excluded if they have a diagnosis of kidney disease, liver disease, celiac disease or cancer; have had major surgery or cardiovascular event in past six months; using insulin, steroids, blood thinners requiring consistent vitamin K intake or anti-obesity medications; drinking >2 alcoholic beverages daily; already following a diet to lose weight or weight loss of >/= 10 pounds in past 6 months; and did not have a home computer with high-speed internet service.
Research Purpose:
The purpose of the study was (1) to evaluate feasibility and acceptability in terms of recruitment, retention, adherence and satisfaction and (2) to assess the short-term effectiveness of the male-only telenutrition program compared to enhanced usual care regarding changes in primary (weight) and secondary (percent body fat, waist circumference, energy intake and diet quality) outcome measures.
Blinding efforts:
Assessor blinded
Study Location:
West Virginia
Source(s) of Funding:
Government, Not-for-profit
Please specify names of funders:
Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation funded Health Coutcomes and PolicyEvaluation (HOPE) pilot grant, the USDA National Insitute of Food and Agriculture Hatch project, the Davis Michael Faculty Development Fund, the West Virginia Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health.