Research Study of Nutritional Methods to Reduce Body Fat Percentages in Overweight and Obese Populations

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified May 2007 by Central FITT, Inc.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : June 18, 2007
Last Update Posted : July 3, 2007
Information provided by:
Central FITT, Inc

Brief Summary:

The purpose of this study is to compare the use of personalized low-fat meal plans vs. non-personalized low-fat meal plans and the results in body fat reduction in overweight and obese subjects 25 to 45 years of age.

Compensation to Eligible Participants:

  1. FREE Nutritional Services will be provided to eligible participants, which normally have a business value of between $165.00 and $195.00.
  2. Each eligible participant will receive compensation for mileage directly related to this study up to 35 miles at the 2007 IRS Business Mileage Reimbursement Rate for medical purposes of $0.20 per mile. This compensation will be provided to each eligible participant in the form of a complimentary Wal-mart Gift Card in the amount of $7.00, contingent upon his or her completion in the study.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Obesity Procedure: Non-Personalized Meal Planning Procedure: Personalized Meal Planning and Dietetic Consultation Phase 1

Detailed Description:
Study Rationale: This experiment on the effect that the use of personalized low-fat meal plans has on body fat reduction is important for several reasons. First, the details of this research study may equip the public with knowledge to select quality nutrition programs for weight loss responsibly. Second, it may encourage the wellness and fitness community to reconsider the practice of providing clientele with non-personalized meal plans for weight loss, which are not usually designed by accredited dietetic professionals. Third, this study may benefit dietetic professionals by opening the lines of communication between the wellness community and the dietetic community regarding standards of care, and protecting the public by dispelling harmful and erroneous nutrition advice.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 32 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Comparison of Body Fat Reduction in Overweight and Obese Subjects Utilizing Personalized Low-Fat Meal Plans vs. Non-Personalized Low-Fat Meal Plans.
Study Start Date : June 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date : November 2007

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pre and Post-Bioelectrical Impedance Body Fat Analysis [ Time Frame: 2 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   25 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Between 25 to 45 years of age
  • Classified as overweight or obese with body mass index (BMI) measurement between 25 and 50
  • Limited to minor chronic health

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Individuals with the following health conditions:
  • Food allergies
  • Food intolerances
  • Cancer
  • Debilitating joint conditions such as Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD) and Degenerative Disk Disease (DDD)
  • Diabetes Mellitus receiving insulin therapy
  • Kidney problems
  • Menopause
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Currently pregnant or breast feeding
  • Using diuretics, chromium, and/or diet pills
  • Participants must:
  • Live in the following Oklahoma Counties:
  • Canadian, Cleveland, Logan, Lincoln, Oklahoma, and Pottawatomie
  • Will to travel to Edmond and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00487344

Contact: Stacy D Buzan, MS 405-503-2759
Contact: Michael Buzan, MS 405-503-2758

United States, Oklahoma
Central FITT Inc Recruiting
Edmond, Oklahoma, United States, 73013
Contact: Stacy D Buzan, MS    405-503-2759   
Contact: Michael J Buzan, BS    405-503-2758   
Principal Investigator: Stacy D Buzan, MS, BS, AAS         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Central FITT, Inc
Study Chair: Judith Brooks, Phd Eastern Michigan University CHHS Thesis Committee
Study Chair: Anahita Mistry, PhD Eastern Michigan University-CHHS Thesis Committee Identifier: NCT00487344     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CF-01-D-0001
First Posted: June 18, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 3, 2007
Last Verified: May 2007

Keywords provided by Central FITT, Inc:
Oklahoma City
weight loss
meal plan
jenny craig
weight watcher
LA Weightloss
Bryan Attebery

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms