AWM: Non-Diet Approaches (2020-21)

Author and Year:
Hawley G, Horwath C, et al, 2008
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Article Title:
Sustainability of health and lifestyle improvements following a non-dieting randomised trial in overweight women.
Hawley G, Horwath C, Gray A, Bradshaw A, Katzer L, Joyce J, O'Brien S
Preventive Medicine
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Study Design:
Randomized Controlled Trial
Risk of Bias Assessment Rating:
Some concerns
Inclusion Criteria:
Female participants were included if their body mass index indicating substantial overweight or obesity (BMI >/=28 kg/m2 ), age (25–65 years), and at least one other cardiovascular disease risk factor (blood pressure >/=140/90 mm Hg, serum cholesterol >5.5 mmol/L, type 2 diabetes, or current smoker)
Exclusion Criteria:
Participants were excluded if they had been previously diagnosed with heart disease, insulin-dependent diabetes or cancer, were pregnant, had binge eating disorder (DSM IV diagnostic criteria) (American Psychiatric Association, 1999), were taking medications for a psychiatric illness, or were involved in another lifestyle intervention
Research Purpose:
The aim of the study was to evaluate non-dieting interventions with intensive relaxation response training on overweight females compared to the same intervention without intensive relaxation response training involved.
Blinding efforts:
Not reported
Study Location:
Dunedin, New Zealand
Source(s) of Funding:
Industry, University/Hospital
Please specify names of funders:
Bristol-Myers Squibb, a Laurenson Award and the Dept of Human Nutrition, Otago University.