Investigating Fitness Interventions in the Elderly (INFINITE)

Long Study Name: Investigating Fitness Interventions in the Elderly

Study Type: Physical activity/weight loss

Study Purpose:
The INFINITE study will determine the effects of eating fewer calories while taking part in an aerobic exercise program (walking on a treadmill).

Study Design:
Random (by chance) assignment to one of three groups: an exercise group, an exercise group with moderate calorie restriction, or an exercise group with intensive calorie restriction

Partial List of Study Qualifications:

  • Age: 65-79
  • Overweight
  • Sedentary lifestyle for the past 6 months
  • Not dependent on a cane or walker
  • Not part of another research study
  • Not a smoker
  • No osteoporosis, abnormal kidney function, insulin dependent or uncontrolled diabetes, or uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • Willing to exercise 4 days a week for 5 months

Study Duration: 5 months

Study Benefits:

  • Health and medical screenings at no cost to you
  • Participation in a physical activity/weight loss program led by trained specialists

Study Contact:

If you are interested in the INFINITE study, call 713-8503 or email chcrotts@wakehealth.edu

Last Updated: 08-28-2014
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