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Author and Year:
Kennedy B, Ryan D, et al, 2015
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Article Title:
Baton Rouge Healthy Eating and Lifestyle Program (BR-HELP): a pilot health promotion program.
Kennedy B, Ryan D, Johnson W, Harsha D, Newton R, Champagne C, Allen H, Katzmarzyk P
Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community
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Study Design:
Randomized Controlled Trial
Risk of Bias Assessment Rating:
Some concerns
Inclusion Criteria:
African American men or women, age 18 years or older, BMI >/= 23 kg/m, willing to participate, able to provide informed consent and willing to make monthly visits to the program site for 12 months.
Exclusion Criteria:
Recent and serious medical conditions, medications such as diabetes drugs and lipid-lowering agents, on a medically supervised diet, diagnosed eating disorders, pregnancy and participation in another lifestyle modification program. Only one person per household was allowed to participate in the program.
Research Purpose:
To report the results from a 12 month pilot health promotion program at a community center. The purpose of the pilot program was to improve diet and physical activity to prevent weight gain in African American adults.
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Study Location:
high school Alumni Center in southern Louisiana, United States
Source(s) of Funding:
Please specify names of funders:
Milfred "Mike" Wampold , III Foundation Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation
Trial Name if applicable:
Baton Rouge Healthy Eating and Lifestyle Program (BR-HELP)