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A 12-week treatment/control trial was implemented to assess the effects of a multi component lifestyle program on improvements in body mass index, weight, perceived stress and blood pressure in African American men and women who were at increased risk for cardiovascular disease. It was hypothesized that treatment group would experience significant improvements when compared to the control group.
a 12-week behavior modification program was implemented to assess the effects of nutrition counseling, stress reduction education, and directed physical activity on African Americans at increased risk for cardiovascular disease.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
21 Years to 65 Years (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Inclusion Criteria: African American men and women aged >21 with elevated blood pressure and excess body weight who resided in metro Atlanta, GA.
Exclusion Criteria: Individuals with normal blood pressure and body weight, as well as those residing outside of metro Atlanta, GA. Individuals with psychological conditions were also excluded.