Table 2

Overview study programme, contact moments and measurements
Run-in phase Intervention phase Maintenance
week −6 −5 −4 −3 −2 −1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Diet group
-diet composition Baseline diet Energy restricted diet (−500 kcal/day)
-dietary counselling* F T T F G T G T G T T G T F, G T
Exercise group
-diet composition Baseline diet Energy restricted diet (−250 kcal/day)
-dietary counselling* F T T F T T T T T F T
-exercise programme** Aerobic and strength training (4 hours/week)
E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E
Control group
-diet composition Baseline diet Baseline diet
-dietary counselling* F T T T T T
Measurements***
-Habitual dietary intake (dietary history) X
-Actual dietary intake (3-day food records) X X X
-Habitual physical activity (questionnaires) X X
-Actual physical activity (accelerometer) X X
-Anthropometrics (weight, waist, hip circumference); body composition (DEXA); visceral and subcutaneous abdominal fat (MRI); fitness (maximal exercise test); blood pressure; sex hormones (blood sampling) X X

*dietary counselling: F = face-to-face individual counselling; T = individual counselling by telephone; G = group counselling session.

** exercise programme: E = group fitness and Nordic walking, 4 hours per week.

*** measurements: X = all participants.

van Gemert et al.

van Gemert et al. BMC Cancer 2013 13:395   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-13-395

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