Two hundred overweight men participating in the Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial were recruited for participation in either a group or correspondence program for weight reduction. Choice of program was found to be related to weight history. Interest in group treatment was higher among those who had gained the most weight in the preceding 3 years. Men participating actively in the correspondence program had the best recent weight history. Active participation in either program led to significant weight losses compared to nonparticipation, and these losses were maintained for 1 year.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - Jan 1982|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This research was supported by NIH grant N01 HV2 2976C to Henry Blackburn. Requests for reprints should be sent to Robert W. Jeffery, Laboratory of Physiological Hygiene, Stadium Gate 27,611 Beacon Street, S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455.