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The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of daily supplementation of Brainport for a period of 6 months on cognitive health.
The investigators will retrospectively analyze and compare data of 2 groups of overweight and obese patients: subjects who followed a diet based on Resting Energy Expenditure (REE) measured by indirect calorimetry and subjects who followed a diet based on REE estimated by the Harris-Benedict equation. Propensity score adjustment will be used to adjust for known differences between the 2 groups
In 1986, The Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts was home to one of the first two community supported agriculture (CSA) businesses in the USA. In 2014, there were 6,200 CSAs across the states, and today, in the Pioneer Valley alone, there are sixty CSAs. As with many parts of the United States, there are too many CSAs competing for the same pool of middle and upper-class customers. In his research at the University of Massachusetts in 2014, Mark Paul stated CSA farms are trapped in a lose-lose conundrum in which the farmers are not making enough money for a living wage, while simultaneously CSA shares are too expensive for many community members. The central challenge facing the CSA model moving forward is to provide fair compensation to farmers and farm workers, while making shares available at prices that can attract more members of the community. "(Im)Proving the CSA Model" proposes to increase consumption of and access to local products AND to develop new market opportunities for farms by opening the CSA membership base nationwide to low-income consumers and more price conscious middle class consumers. The investigators will do this by researching and documenting the health benefits of belonging to a CSA program. The investigators expect the resulting data to justify insurance-provided cash "wellness" benefits for CSA participation, much like those currently provided for gym membership. A wellness benefit will provide the financial incentive necessary to open CSA programs to lower- and middle-income consumers. The two-year research study intends to demonstrate that enrolling community health center patients in a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program is feasible and leads to dietary improvements that would be expected to offer clinical benefits in larger scale studies over longer timeframes. To maximize the knowledge gained from participation in this study, the investigators will measure several self-reported, laboratory, and clinical outcomes, but the primary purpose of this study is to provide pilot data for the model. To test this the investigators will implement a randomized controlled clinical trial design, with individual-level randomization of 120 participants, assigned in 1:1 ratio to receipt of a CSA membership (goal: 60 participants) or enhanced usual care (goal: 60 participants).
To evaluate the efficacy of Litramine in reducing body weight in the context of an energy-restricted diet in overweight and moderately obese subjects
To investigate the effects of different fat metabolites on gut hormone secretion in gastric bypass operated subjects and BMI-matched controls.
This study plans to learn more about how to increase postpartum weight loss and how to decrease risk factors for postpartum women at increased risk for diabetes and heart disease. The program is delivered using a mobile application (app) and a lifestyle coach. This mobile application is developed for women who are at higher risk for diabetes and heart disease. Women who have gestational diabetes, (diabetes during pregnancy, or GDM), gestational hypertension (high blood pressure), and/or preeclampsia (high blood pressure and protein in the urine), and/or small-for gestational-age, and/or preterm (early) delivery during their pregnancies have a higher risk for diabetes and heart disease. This mobile application was developed using the latest research studies and using the evidence-based Diabetes Prevention and Colorado Weigh programs. The goal of the program is to help women lose weight and participate in physical activity after delivery.
Monocentric unblinded two parallel-group randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effect of diet with or without Nordic Walking on weight loss, physical performance and cardiovascular risk factors in overweight and obese population
This research seeks to examine psychological factors that may impact relationship between incentives and health behavior engagement, specifically fruit and vegetable consumption. Additionally, it will compare the impact of two different incentive schedules on behavior engagement, one providing immediate rewards (i.e. rewards received on a daily basis) and another providing delayed rewards (i.e. rewards received at the end of the study period), with a control condition in which no rewards are offered. Study participants will provide reports of their fruit and vegetable consumption each day for three weeks, and in the two incentive conditions, they will receive small monetary rewards for their fruit and vegetable consumption. Following the three week reporting and reward period, participants will complete two additional assessments, measuring psychological constructs and behavior engagement following the cessation of rewards. The study will also examine how cognitive and anthropomorphic factors may contribute to intervention response and the effects on psychological constructs.
The First 1000 Days (conception to age 2) is a crucial period for the development and prevention of obesity and its adverse consequences in mother-child pairs and their families. The overall aim of the First 1000 Days program is to work across early-life systems to prevent obesity, promote healthy routines and behaviors, address social determinants of health, and reduce health disparities among vulnerable children and families at the MGH Chelsea and Revere HealthCare Centers, and DotHouse Health. The study aims to simultaneously implement and evaluate an obesity prevention program across early life systems to reduce the prevalence of obesity risk factors within racial/ethnic minority families, close the gap in maternal-child health disparities, and assess and address social determinants of health.
The aim of this pilot study is to conduct a dietary intervention for overweight (body maas index BMI≥25) and obese (BMI≥30) pregnant women in two maternity care clinics and explore the effect of the intervention on gestational weight gain and the prevalence of gestational diabetes between the intervention and control groups.