The Effectiveness of Commercial Weight Loss Programmes
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00327821|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 19, 2006
Last Update Posted : July 21, 2006
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.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Obesity||Behavioral: calorie controlled diet||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Enrollment :||300 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||A Randomised Control Trial of Commercial Weight Loss Programme in a Community Based Sample of Obese Adults.|
|Study Start Date :||July 2002|
|Study Completion Date :||March 2003|
- Weight loss
- Fat loss
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00327821
|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|