The Effectiveness of Commercial Weight Loss Programmes
The objective is to compare the effectiveness of 4 different commercial weight-loss diets available to adults in the UK.
This is achieved with a 6 month multi-centre randomised unblinded controlled trial of
- Dr Atkins' New Diet Revolution,
- The slimFast Plan,
- The weight Watchers Pure Points Programme,
- Rosemary Conley's "Eat Yourself Slim" Diet & Fitness Plan.
- No diet (control)
Subjects are a community based sample of 300 (60 per group) otherwise healthy overweight and obese adults.
Main outcome measures are weight and body fat change over 6 months.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
|Official Title:||A Randomised Control Trial of Commercial Weight Loss Programme in a Community Based Sample of Obese Adults.|
|University of Surrey|
|Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom, GU2 7XH|
|Principal Investigator:||D J Millward, PhD||University of Surrey|
|Study Director:||H A Truby, PhD SRD||University of Surrey|