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Evaluation of Alternative Exercise Treatments on Weight Loss in Overweight Women.

2014-07-24 14:27:46 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose is to examine the additional effect of either yoga or resistance exercise on weight loss weight combined with a standard behavioral weight loss intervention.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Obesity

Intervention

behavioral weight loss

Location

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
United States
15203

Status

Completed

Source

University of Pittsburgh

Results (where available)

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