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Author and Year:
Barnhard N, Scialli A, Turner-McGrievy G, et al. 2005
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Article Title:
The effects of a low-fat, plant-based dietary intervention on body weight, metabolism, and insulin sensitivity.
Barnard N, Scialli A, Turner-McGrievy G, Lanou A, Glass J
American Journal of Medicine
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Study Design:
Randomized Controlled Trial
Risk of Bias Assessment Rating:
Some concerns
Inclusion Criteria:
Body mass index [BMI] = 26-44 kg/m 2; postmenopausal woman
Exclusion Criteria:
Unstable medical status; history of eating disorder or substance abuse; severe mental illness; previously diagnosed diabetes; physical conditions affecting body weight (eg, Cushing's disease); recent use of estrogens; medications affecting appetite or body weight; tobacco use
Research Purpose:
We therefore conducted a randomized, controlled trial to quantify the short-term effect of a low-fat, vegan diet on body weight, body composition, metabolism, and insulin sensitivity in overweight, postmenopausal women, using for comparison a more moderate low-fat diet.
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Study Location:
Washington DC
Source(s) of Funding:
Please specify names of funders:
The Cancer Project