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Prevention of Weight Gain

This study has been completed.
Information provided by:
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Identifier:
First received: February 9, 2001
Last updated: January 12, 2010
Last verified: January 2010
The purpose of this study is to test methods for preventing weight gain in normal-weight and overweight women aged 25 through 44. Participants will complete brief questionnaires about their health, eating and exercise habits, and use of weight control strategies. They will then be randomly assigned to 1 of 3 treatment conditions. All 3 treatments receive information on the importance of maintaining a healthy body weight, the components of a healthy diet, and ways to increase activity levels. The 3 treatment differ in how this information is delivered. At 12, 24 and 36 months after enrolling in the study, participants will attend assessment sessions. They will complete questionnaires and have body weight measured.

Condition Intervention
Body Weight Changes
Behavioral: Weight Gain Prevention for Women Project

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Prevention of Weight Gain in Women Aged 25 Through 44

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Further study details as provided by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK):

Study Start Date: February 2001
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2001

Ages Eligible for Study:   25 Years to 44 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Body mass index of 21 through 30

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Presence of chronic disease that precludes regular physical activity or changes in dietary intake
  • Currently receiving treatment for psychological disorder
  • Currently pregnant or having given birth within last 12 months
  • Use in last 3 months of weight loss medications or other drugs that affect body weight
  • Participation in a weight loss program in last 12 months
  • Planning to relocate outside the study area in the next 3 years
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00011102

United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15213
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
  More Information Identifier: NCT00011102     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Klem (completed)
Study First Received: February 9, 2001
Last Updated: January 12, 2010

Keywords provided by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK):
weight gain

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Body Weight
Weight Gain
Body Weight Changes
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on May 24, 2017