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A simple dietary message to improve dietary quality for metabolic syndrome

PI: Yunsheng Ma, MD, PhD.

Funded by: National Institute of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

The overall goal of this study is to compare the efficacy of two intervention approaches to dietary change among patients with metabolic syndrome. The efficacy of the two dietary change interventions will be compared in a randomized controlled trial, with 120 patients per group. The two approaches are 1) the American Heart Association (AHA) Dietary Guidelines; and 2) a simple dietary change condition that focuses on increasing fiber. Patients in both conditions will receive intensive dietary instruction for 3 months, followed by a 9 month maintenance phase.