Journal article

Effect of a Peer-led Lifestyle Intervention on Individuals With Normal Weight Obesity: Insights From the Kerala Diabetes Prevention Program

Nitin Kapoor, Mojtaba Lotfaliany, Thirunavukkarasu Sathish, Kavumpurathu R Thankappan, Robyn J Tapp, Nihal Thomas, John Furler, Brian Oldenburg

Clinical Therapeutics | ELSEVIER | Published : 2020

Abstract

PURPOSE: Normal weight obesity (NWO) is a unique phenotype of obesity associated with high cardiovascular mortality. There is limited literature on assessing the effect of therapeutic interventions on the cardiometabolic health of these individuals. We studied the effect of a peer-led lifestyle intervention on key cardiometabolic parameters (blood glucose, blood pressure, and plasma lipids) in individuals with NWO. METHODS: This study is a secondary data analysis of the Kerala Diabetes Prevention Program, a cluster-randomized controlled study that involves a peer-led, real-life lifestyle intervention for individuals from the community between the ages of 30 and 60 years with a high diabetes ..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia


Awarded by Fogarty International Centre of the National Institutes of Health


Funding Acknowledgements

The KDPP was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia (project grant 1005324). Nitin Kapoor was supported by the ENCORE (Excellence in Noncommunicable Disease Research Between Australian and India) programme for his PhD, funded by the University of Melbourne. Thirunavukkarasu Sathish was supported by the ASian Collaboration for Excellence in NonCommunicable Disease (ASCEND) program, funded by the Fogarty International Centre of the National Institutes of Health under award D43TW008332.