Get Active and Eat Right: Moms at Work (GEM)
The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of a worksite diet and exercise program on weight loss in postpartum women.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Get Active and Eat Right: Moms at Work|
- Weight loss and change in body composition [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]We will be measuring change in weight, waist and hip circumference, and body fat percentage to assess the degree of weight loss and change in body composition at baseline and after the 12 week intervention.
- Cholesterol [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]We will be measuring changes in total cholesterol, LDL, and HDL at baseline and after the 12 week intervention.
|Study Start Date:||July 2012|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||October 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Weight loss
12 week weight loss program with biweekly meetings with a Registered Dietitian. Participants will be given a nutrition prescription and asked to record dietary intake online. Participants will be given a pedometer and record daily physical activity.
Behavioral: Weight loss
No Intervention: Control
Participants asked to not change dietary and physical activity habits.
This project is a research study investigating the effects of a worksite diet and exercise intervention on weight loss in overweight postpartum women. Weight loss programs have been shown to be effective in reducing postpartum weight retention. However, high attrition rates in these studies suggest that the added responsibility of a new infant at home and returning to work may limit a woman's ability to follow a diet plan and exercise regularly. We hope that by offering a weight loss program at the workplace, we can increase participant retention and maximize weight loss in this population. Our primary aim is to promote weight loss while preserving lean body mass during the 12 week intervention. Secondary aims include increasing cardiovascular fitness from baseline and improving cardiovascular biomarkers, including total, LDL, and HDL cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose, insulin, and markers of inflammation and metabolism.
|Contact: Elyse Shearer, MSemail@example.com|
|United States, North Carolina|
|University of North Carolina at Greensboro||Recruiting|
|Greensboro, North Carolina, United States, 27402|
|Contact: Cheryl Lovelady, PhD 336-256-0310 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator:||Cheryl Lovelady, PhD||University of North Carolina, Greensboro|