Grocery delivery for Weight Gain

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Weight Gain+2 More
Grocery delivery - Behavioral
< 65
Eligible conditions

Study Summary

This study is evaluating whether grocery delivery can help pregnant women lose weight.

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Eligible Conditions

  • Weight Gain
  • Pregnant State

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

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Study Objectives

This trial is evaluating whether Grocery delivery will improve 2 primary outcomes and 4 secondary outcomes in patients with Weight Gain. Measurement will happen over the course of Up to delivery, approximately 40 weeks.

Week 40
Total weight gain in pregnancy
Delivery, approximately 40 weeks
Baby birth weight
Occurrence of delivery complications
Occurrence of prenatal complications
Week 40
Dietary Quality as measured by the Healthy Eating Index (HEI) Score
Weekly weight gain in pregnancy

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

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Trial Design

3 Treatment Groups

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
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WIC + grocery delivery + unsweetened beverage delivery
1 of 3
WIC + grocery delivery
1 of 3
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

This trial requires 855 total participants across 3 different treatment groups

This trial involves 3 different treatments. Grocery Delivery is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will be divided into 2 treatment groups. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.

WIC + grocery delivery + unsweetened beverage deliveryUsual WIC counseling and food benefits as well as twice-monthly home deliveries of WIC-approved foods PLUS unsweetened beverages to replace their current sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) intake.
WIC + grocery delivery
Usual WIC counseling and food benefits, as well as twice-monthly home deliveries of WIC-approved foods.
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)Usual WIC counseling and food benefits for use in person at approved grocery stores.

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: delivery, approximately 40 weeks
This trial has the following approximate timeline: 3 weeks for initial screening, variable treatment timelines, and roughly delivery, approximately 40 weeks for reporting.

Who is running the study

Principal Investigator
T. C.
Prof. Tammy Chang, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
University of Michigan

Closest Location

The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI

Eligibility Criteria

This trial is for female patients aged 65 and younger. There are 6 eligibility criteria to participate in this trial as listed below.

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
Gestational age ≤ 20 weeks
Text message capability
Healthy singleton pregnancy
Consume sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs)
Living within delivery zone of a grocery delivery service

Patient Q&A Section

Can weight gain be cured?

"(1) [Growth hormone deficiency and anorexia are not cureable; however, (2) they can be treated, (3) they can be managed, and (4) there are specific effective treatments available in the form of medications, dietary modification, etc. that can be started quickly without the help of an expert, and which will help prevent the body from gaining weight and will be helpful in helping patients manage anorexia and gain weight." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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How many people get weight gain a year in the United States?

"In the U.S., approximately 50 percent of people who have ever had a child will gain weight at some point in their life. At 4 years of age, overweight and obesity rates are increasing. Children of overweight and obese parents are at risk for being overweight and obese. In older teenagers and adults, obesity also is increasing and has significant health consequences. In women, the rise in obesity is affecting health through a range of detrimental health effects, including type 2 diabetes, obesity-related cancers, and osteoarthritis. The U.S will need to invest in lifestyle strategies to limit weight gain and to meet the recommendations of Healthy People 2010 and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are the signs of weight gain?

"It is extremely important to evaluate any signs and symptoms of weight gain and to work quickly toward the treatment of the underlying cause. Failure to treat the cause properly will lead to a sustained worsening of the signs and symptoms, and ultimately to the onset of obesity." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are common treatments for weight gain?

"Weight loss or weight gain, due to obesity and/or dieting, is a common treatment for certain medical conditions, particularly cardiovascular disease. Other treatments with proven short-term efficacy include pharmacological, dietary, and surgical interventions." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is weight gain?

"Most men in this study experienced an initial weight gain during radiotherapy for prostate cancer, but by 12 months, the majority of men had their initial body mass back to the baseline body mass on treatment or up to two or more days behind. Men taking androgens/andropause medicines experienced weight gain more often than men taking no or minimal other medicines." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What causes weight gain?

"There is high variance in caloric intake during nursing care. Most patients overeat, and only a small percentage overeat due to lack of appetite. Most weight gain occurs in patients who were hospitalized and receiving an increased amount of calories." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Is grocery delivery typically used in combination with any other treatments?

"The delivery of specific and diverse types of home-based services for those with SCL have a high potential for improving the quality of life of people with chronic conditions." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is the average age someone gets weight gain?

"Age (≤42, 42-53, >53), BMI (≤25, ≥25-55, ≥55) and BMI change (≤0%, ≥1%, ≥2%) are significant predictors of WHR. Age at which obesity has been defined is important when defining the average age of weight gain. Moreover, weight gain at a younger age is a risk factor of metabolic syndrome." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What does grocery delivery usually treat?

"Weight gain can be treated by having healthy meal replacements delivered to each store. This reduces an increased risk of [obesity] and [overweight] for those who have a tendency to overeat." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is the primary cause of weight gain?

"It is difficult to classify weight gain as secondary to a general or specific cause. Factors that increase the rate of weight gain are not clearly understood, but include the following: increased physical activity, a diet high in animal and sugary foods, exercise-induced hypoglycemia, and a sedentary lifestyle. In the majority of cases when patients were asked the leading cause of weight gain, they cited diet and exercise as the cause. These data suggest that patients and health professionals need to understand diet and exercise as possible causes of weight gain." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Does weight gain run in families?

"Genetic association of body mass index with the GDF5-FGFR3 locus could not be replicated in this large sample of subjects with high degrees of familial aggregation of common morbidities. The GDF5 gene is therefore unlikely to be a major contributor to body weight in these families." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What are the common side effects of grocery delivery?

"Results from a recent paper suggest that common side effects of residential grocery delivery are weight gain and decreased appetite, and they are associated with a reduction in total energy intake." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.
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