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McMurry University Needs Volunteers for Weight Loss Study


ABILENE, Texas – McMurry University’s Kinesiology Department is conducting a 90-day study on weight loss and needs community volunteers for the project. Preliminary results have show up to loss of 13lbs and 2.5 inches in five weeks. (Results have varied between protocols and subjects.)

Protocols for Exercise (Low Intensity cardiovascular training), Nutritional Selections, and Portion-Size have been shown effective in previous clinical trials for weight loss. The purpose of this study will be to determine whether exercise alone, diet alone, or portion size alone obtains the greatest change in body weight and waist circumference.

The duration of this trial will be 90 days. After a briefing, screening, and informed consent, random categorization will be completed. A Body Mass Index of 26 or greater is required for inclusion of this study and patients with cardiovascular, heart disease or diabetes mellitus will be excluded.

Call to arrange a screening date and Dr. Willis’ voice mail is 325-793-4993.