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Author (up) Fogarty, S.; Stojanovska, L.; Harris, D.; Zaslawski, C.; Mathai, M.L.; McAinch, A.J. url  doi
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  Title A randomised cross-over pilot study investigating the use of acupuncture to promote weight loss and mental health in overweight and obese individuals participating in a weight loss program Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Eating & Weight Disorders Abbreviated Journal Eat Weight Disord  
  Volume 20 Issue 3 Pages 379-387  
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  Abstract Background: Acupuncture is widely used as an alternative modality for weight loss. Despite its increasing use, few acupuncture studies have evaluated the effect of a weight loss program on the mental health of obese/overweight participants and none have looked at the effect on those with eating, weight and shape concerns.Objectives: To investigate the feasibility of conducting an acupuncture study involving overweight or obese individuals undertaking a weight loss program with particular reference to those with eating concerns.Methods: Thirty-five overweight/obese males and females participated in a single-blinded randomised cross-over study. The two intervention phases were: (1) nutritional counselling plus Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncture and (2) nutritional counselling plus sham acupuncture.Outcome Measures: This study evaluates the feasibility and practicalities of the study including recruitment, retention, adverse events, effectiveness for defining eating and weight concerns, study design and statistics for power calculations.Conclusion: The outcome measures, the recruitment of those with eating and weight concerns and the acceptability of the intervention demonstrate a larger trial investigating the use of acupuncture for weight loss in those who have elevated eating and weight concerns is feasible.  
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  Notes Accession Number: 109638538. Language: English. Entry Date: 20150923. Revision Date: 20160603. Publication Type: journal article; research; randomized controlled trial. Journal Subset: Biomedical; Blind Peer Reviewed; Continental Europe; Editorial Board Reviewed; Europe; Expert Peer Reviewed; Peer Reviewed. Special Interest: Nutrition. NLM UID: 9707113. Approved no  
  Call Number OCOM @ refbase @ 109638538 Serial 2306  
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