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Charleston, South Carolina 29425


This study will provide data on two systems for assigning point values to food choices in a diet plan. The primary purpose of this study is to compare the effectiveness of the two systems with regard to changes in body weight.


Inclusion Criteria: - Male or female 25-65 years of age inclusive - Body Mass Index (BMI) 27.0 -35.0 inclusive. - Not currently taking a prescription medication for weight loss (e.g. orlistat (Xenical), sibutramine (Meridia), phentermine). - Not currently taking any over-the-counter weight loss medications or supplement(s). - Not currently enrolled in commercial weight loss program (e.g. Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers) or self-help group (e.g. TOPS, Overeaters Anonymous). - Willing and able to commit to regular physical activity (e.g. walking) five days per week as required by study protocol. - Willing to keep and turn in a daily log/compliance book at the times required by study protocol. - Willingness and ability to make all scheduled appointments at MUSC as required by study protocol. - Willingness to make weekly meetings at MUSC. Exclusion Criteria: - History of thyroid disease, but not taking medication, or medication dosage changed one or more times over last 6 months. History of thyroid disease and on a stable dose of prescription medication for 6 months or longer is acceptable. - Diagnosed with Type I or Type II diabetes or glucose intolerance, or use of anti-diabetic medications - History of a surgical procedure for weight loss at any time (e.g. gastroplasty, gastric by-pass, gastrectomy or partial gastrectomy, adjustable banding, gastric sleeve). - History of major surgery within three months of enrollment. - History of heart problems (e.g. angina, bypass surgery, MI, etc.) within three months prior to enrollment. - Presence of implanted cardiac defibrillator or pacemaker. - Uncontrolled hypertension/high blood pressure. - Orthopedic limitations that would interfere with ability to engage in regular physical activity. - Gastrointestinal disorders including chronic malabsorptive conditions, peptic ulcer disease, Crohn's disease, chronic diarrhea or active gallbladder disease. - History or presence of cancer. Persons with successfully resected basal cell carcinoma of the skin may be enrolled if treatment completed more than 6 months prior to enrollment. - History of clinically diagnosed eating disorders including anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa. - Women who are pregnant, lactating , trying to become pregnant or unwilling to use an effective means of birth control. - Participation in another clinical trial within 30 days prior to enrollment. - Weight loss of more than 5 pounds for any reason over the 30 days prior to enrollment. - Taking any psychotropic medicine known to influence weight or weight loss



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Patrick M. O'Neil, PhD
Medical University of South Carolina

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Location Contact:

Charleston, South Carolina 29425
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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