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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213

  • Body Weight Changes


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.


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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
United States

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Date Processed: April 03, 2020

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