"Dr. Kevin Fontaine"

Dr. Kevin Fontaine, Professor, and Chair, in the Department of Health Behavior, and Dr. Gareth Dutton, Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, were awarded a Research Project Grant (R01) of $2.7 million from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).

Their research will focus on Daily Self-Weighing for Obesity Management in Primary Care.

The primary goal of this five-year project is to conduct SWOP (Daily Self-Weighing for Obesity Management in Primary Care), a 24-month randomized controlled trial (RCT) in 400 adults with obesity receiving primary care through a clinical network affiliated with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Enrolled participants will receive weight management educational materials and then randomized to DSW or standard care (SC).

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