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CALERIE CTS database Webinar "Behavioral Aspects of Sustained Calorie Restriction in Humans" on July 13th, 2018

The CALERIE (Comprehensive Assessment of Long-term Effects of Reducing Intake of Energy) clinical trial was the first study to investigate the effects of sustained caloric restriction (CR) in humans. CALERIE demonstrated feasibility and safety of two-year CR and favorable effects on predictors of longevity and cardiometabolic risk factors. The sustained weight loss achieved in CALERIE has not been previously attained in any clinical study in non-obese individuals.

The CALERIE trial employed intensive behavioral strategies to enhance CR adherence. The Computerized Tracking System (CTS) adherence strategies and data set was established to track adherence to CR and to guide individualized counseling sessions in the form of toolbox options (based on an individual’s needs and preferences). These features make the CALERIE data sets a valuable research resource for investigating various hypotheses about the behavioral aspects of sustained CR intervention. You can find a thorough description of the CTS in Rickman AD et al., Contemp Clin Trials. 2011 32: 874–881.

We invite you to tune in to a webinar of the CALERIE CTS on July 13th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. EST. The webinar will describe the CTS data available for investigations and how to access it. Corby Martin, a CALERIE investigator and a leading psychologist in the field of food intake and energy balance interventions, will lead the webinar.

Additional information about the webinar, including registration information, can be found at the CALERIE website.