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Researchers exploring ways to help prevent weight gain

Most adults gain between 0.5 and 1 kilogram each year. Although this may sound like a small amount of weight to gain, gaining small amounts of weight consistently over time can lead to overweight and obesity. Researchers at Loughborough University are exploring ways to help prevent weight gain. The study will compare the effectiveness of different ways to help prevent people gaining weight.

The Centre for Lifestyle Medicine and Behaviour is looking for volunteers to take part in the SMART study. Participants will be asked to view educational information, complete short questionnaires and record their weight.

If you are 18 or older, have a BMI of 20-30, and are not already taking part in a weight management trial or programme, then you may be eligible to take part. Eligible volunteers will be enrolled into a 12-week study that will compare two weight gain prevention methods. The study will be conducted remotely so there are no requirements to attend in-person appointments. The researchers expect that the study will take no more than 70 minutes in total across the 12 weeks.

To find out more and register your interest please visit the study page or email