|Berger, Samantha - Tufts University|
|Huggins, Gordon - Tufts University|
|Mccaffery, Jeanne - Brown University|
|Lichtenstein, Alice - Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center On Aging At Tufts University|
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/4/2016
Publication Date: 11/2/2016
Citation: Berger, S., Huggins, G.S., Mccaffery, J.M., Lichtenstein, A.H. 2016. A comparison of categorization criteria used to define successful weight loss maintainers and regainers in the Look AHEAD and DPP trials [abstract]. Obesity Week. Poster #643.14.
Technical Abstract: Introduction: While a variety of lifestyle interventions have resulted in successful weight loss, effective strategies to maintain weight loss are lacking, with many interventions reporting high rates of regain. Identifying characteristics of individuals who successfully maintained their weight after loss (maintainers) and of those who have regained the weight (regainers) would allow for the development of better strategies to prevent weight regain. A key limitation is the lack of a standard definition for successful weight loss maintenance. Objective: Compare published categorization criterion to differentiate maintainers and regainers using Action for Health in Diabetes (Look AHEAD) trial and validate the findings in the Diabetes Prevention Program data.