NHLBI Study Tests Novel Ways to Help Americans Keep Weight Off
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) announced the launch of a major study that could help solve one of the hardest aspects of weight loss, keeping off lost pounds. The study, called the "Weight Loss Maintenance Trial," will be done in two phases at four clinical sites.
The study will include 1,600 men and women in its first phase, and 800 in its second. Phase I is a five-month weight loss program; phase II will try to help those who lose nine or more pounds in phase I keep the weight off for 2