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UC San Diego Nutrition experts launch year-long study of participants with Type 2
Diabetes affects nearly 24 million people in the United States, most with Type 2 diabetes, a disease which is often coupled with obesity. Concerned by the increasing number of overweight Americans, nutrition experts with the UC San Diego School of Medicine are launching Take Charge, a research study analyzing the effectiveness of a commercial weight-loss program on participants with Type 2 diabetes who have a BMI of 25 – 45.
Rock and her team will work with primary care physicians throughout the San Diego community to enlist potential participants. “This is about the health of our entire community,” said Rock. “The problem of obesity is so great in that we need help on all fronts: medical, surgical and pharmaceutical. And we want to know if science-based commercial weight loss programs can contribute to solving this national problem as well.”
Take Charge Participants must:
Participants will be randomly assigned to one of three groups:
The costs of all study procedures, examinations, and medical care that may be delivered as part of this study will be provided at no cost. Participants will be compensated for travel-related costs. This study is funded by Jenny Craig, Incorporated. For more information on participation, please contact study coordinator, Angela Leone, MS, RD, UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, 858-822-4792 or AFLeone@ucsd.edu
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