Dietary Energy Restriction and Metabolic Aging in Humans
Researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts
University are enrolling overweight men and women aged 20-42 in a 1-year study to develop an
effective calorie restricted regimen that minimizes hunger and prevents weight regain. The
study also examines the effects of weight loss on body composition, metabolism and aging.
Two different diets containing usual foods and a healthy balance of nutrients will be tested
at 2 levels of caloric restriction, 10% and 30% (in other words, 90% or 70% of what one
would normally eat). Weight loss is expected for most volunteers participating in this
study, but cannot be guaranteed.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind, Primary Purpose: Prevention
Susan B. Roberts, PhD
Jean Mayer USDA HNRCA at Tufts University
United States: Federal Government
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