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Current Studies

Weight Management for Adolescents with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
This 18-month study is designed to examine how two different diets and two different delivery systems impact weight loss and weight maintenance in adolescents with mild to moderate developmental disabilities. This study involves counseling meetings with a health coach every two weeks, and keeping records of physical activity and food and beverages consumed. (more)
Midwest Diet and Exercise Trial (M-DEx)
The Midwest Diet and Exercise Trial (M-DEx) is designed to investigate 3 different methods of delivering a weight management program in a primary care clinic. You will be randomly assigned to one of three weight management interventions for 24 months. Each of the possible intervention groups include 6 months of weight loss, 12 months of weight maintenance, and a no contact 6-month follow up phase. You will not be able to pick the group assigned to you. (more)
KU Weight Management Program
The KU Weight Control Research Project (WCRP) has been operating since the 1980's and consists of two branches: 1. ongoing externally funded clinical research projects and 2. minimal-research weight management programs. Both programs use a holistic approach to cover all aspects of successful weight reduction and weight management, including nutrition, physical activity, and the emotional/cognitive aspects of behavior change. We approach weight management as a lifestyle change, one that will be made over time and continued through life. *Fees Apply. (more)

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