INtervention Study In overweiGHT patients with COPD
COPD is the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S. which is due to cigarette smoking, often accompanied with unhealthy lifestyle habits that lead to physical limitation and weight gain. This study is about finding out if a lifestyle program will improve Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease symptoms of patients with high body mass index. The lifestyle program involves promoting healthy diet and increasing physical activity to hopefully lead to weight loss and better exercise tolerance. In addition, the effects on shortness of breath, quality of life, and cardiovascular disease risk factors are also being observed.
PI: Dr. Kaharu Sumino
Study Coordinator: Marie White
This study is currently ongoing, but enrollment has closed. The projected study completion date is late 2020.