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Promoting Long-term Behavior Change to Reduce CVD Risk

Once intervention class or staff contact is removed, obese adults participating in behavioral weight-loss programs often give up healthy eating habits and regain weight. We examined whether taste-based goal setting, which minimizes perceived deprivation by promoting taste and moderation, would sustain long-term reductions in saturated fat and body mass index (BMI).

Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Stanford University

Collaborator: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Stanford Investigator(s):


  • Behavioral: Behavioral lifestyle/weight-loss intervention




Inclusion Criteria:- Body mass index between 27-37

   - Physically inactive

   - Able to participate in physical activity

   - Percentage of daily calories from total fat 30% or more

   - Free of diagnosed heart disease

   - Stable on medications for 3 months or more Exclusion Criteria:- Diabetic

   - Dysphoric (Beck Depression Inventory score greater than 18)

   - Binge eating or bulimic (Eating Disorder Diagnostic Scale)

Ages Eligible for Study

25 Years - N/A

Genders Eligible for Study


Not currently accepting new patients for this trial

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Michaela Kiernan