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Research Project: Cardiovascular Nutrition and Health

Location: Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center On Aging

Title: A comparison of categorization criteria used to define successful weight loss maintainers and regainers in the Look AHEAD and DPP trials

Author
item Berger, Samantha - Tufts University
item Huggins, Gordon - Tufts University
item Mccaffery, Jeanne - Brown University
item 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.

Interpretive Summary:

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.