New evidence in medically assisted weight-loss treatment

Two large scale studies provide evidence that higher-intensity (i.e., 12 or more sessions per year) interventions delivered by trained interventionists result in greater weight loss (13).  These 2-year pragmatic cluster-randomized weight-loss trials conducted in underserved primary care settings were funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) in 2015 and were recently completed. The cluster design was used to minimize contamination between groups. To read the full study, click here.