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Table 1 Overview study programme, contact moments and measurements

From: Effect of diet with or without exercise on abdominal fat in postmenopausal women – a randomised trial

  RUN IN PHASE INTERVENTION PHASE MAINTENANCE
week −6 −5 −4 −3 −2 −1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Diet group
 -diet composition BASELINE DIET ENERGY RESTRICTED DIET (−500 kcal/day)  
 -dietary counsellinga F   T   T   F G T G T G T   T G T    F, G   T
Exercise plus diet group
 -diet composition BASELINE DIET ENERGY RESTRICTED DIET (− 250 kcal/day)  
 -dietary counsellinga F   T   T   F   T   T   T   T   T    F   T
 -exercise programmeb   AEROBIC AND STRENGTH TRAINING (4 h/week)  
        E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E
Control group
 -diet composition BASELINE DIET BASELINE DIET
 -dietary counsellinga F   T   T   T     T            T
MEASUREMENTSc
 -Habitual dietary intake (dietary history) X                      
 -Actual dietary intake (3-day food records)     X       X            X  
 -Habitual physical activity (questionnaires)        X                X
 -Actual physical activity (accelerometer) X                     X  
 -Anthropometrics (weight, waist, hip circumference); body composition (DEXA); visceral and subcutaneous abdominal fat (MRI); fitness (maximal exercise test); blood pressure; sex hormones (blood sampling)        X                X
  1. adietary counselling: F = face-to-face individual counselling; T = individual counselling by telephone; G = group counselling session
  2. b exercise programme: E = group fitness and Nordic walking, 4 h per week
  3. c measurements: X = all participants