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A High Protein Diet and Weight Maintenance

This study has been completed.
Meat and Livestock Australia
Information provided by:
University of Melbourne Identifier:
First received: February 19, 2008
Last updated: NA
Last verified: June 2003
History: No changes posted
An investigation into long term weight maintenance using a high protein or high carbohydrate diet, after a large and rapid weight loss.

Condition Intervention
Dietary Supplement: VLED followed by a high protein or high carbohydrate diet

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Use of a High Protein Diet in Achieving Long-Term Weight Loss and Improved Cardiovascular Risk Factors

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Further study details as provided by University of Melbourne:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Body weight [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Cardiovascular risk factors [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 180
Study Start Date: July 2003
Study Completion Date: January 2006
Primary Completion Date: January 2006 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
High Carbohydrate diet
Dietary Supplement: VLED followed by a high protein or high carbohydrate diet
High Protein diet
Dietary Supplement: VLED followed by a high protein or high carbohydrate diet


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • healthy men and women with a BMI >27kg/m2 with co-morbities or BMI >30kg/m2

Exclusion Criteria:

  • people with Type II diabetes or other endocrine disorders, women who were pregnant or breastfeeding or planning to become pregnant
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00625235

Australia, Victoria
Department of Medicine, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital
Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia, 3081
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Melbourne
Meat and Livestock Australia
  More Information

Responsible Party: Meat and Livestock Australia Identifier: NCT00625235     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: HREC 2003.046
Study First Received: February 19, 2008
Last Updated: February 19, 2008

Keywords provided by University of Melbourne:
Weight loss
Weight maintenance
VLED processed this record on May 23, 2017