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Project Type: Externally Funded
Project Title: Weight Loss for Seniors
Principal Investigator: Kristen Beavers, PhD
  Other Key Investigator (1): Daniel P. Beavers, PhD
  Other Key Investigator (2): Rebecca Henderson, MD
  Other Key Investigator (3): Stephen B. Kritchevsky, PhD
  Other Key Investigator (4):
Project Start Date: 07/01/2015
Projected End Date: 06/30/2017
Associated Center: Wake Forest University
Associated Core(s): RC1 (Clinical Research Core)
RC3 (Integrative Biology Core)
RC4 (BioImaging Resource Core)
Brief Description: The primary goal of this study is to determine whether adherence to a high protein (?1.0 g/kg/d) weight loss program results in improved physical function by favorably affecting body composition compared to weight stability in obese, older adults. This will be accomplished by conducting a 24-week trial in 124 obese (BMI 30-40 kg/m2), older (65-79 years) men and women, at risk for mobility disability, randomized to either: (1) high protein intake (?1.0 g/kg/d; n=62) during weight loss, or (2) weight-stable control (n=62).
Project Keywords: Intervention
Obesity/Weight Loss

Registered By: Abby Archer
Registered On: 08/15/2016
Project Status: Active