Lay Description

The objective of this study is to test in a randomized clinical trial the effectiveness of an intensive weight loss and management program with and without intermittent fasting to combat weight regain and the obesity crisis in our Veterans.


  • Aging and Geriatric
IRB Number
NCT Number registration not required
Open to Enrollment


Eligible Ages
Between 50 and 75
Eligible Genders
Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion Criteria

  1. Veteran
  2. BMI: 25-40 kg/m2
  3.  Postmenopausal status for women

Exclusion Criteria

  1. Uncontrolled diabetes
  2. Neurologic, musculoskeletal, or other condition that limits subject’s ability to complete study physical assessments
  3. Active inflammatory, autoimmune, infectious, hepatic, gastrointestinal, malignant, and psychiatric disease
  4. Weight change within the past year of >5 kg

Self-reported alcohol or drug abuse

Study Design

Study Contact

Regulatory Point of Contact
Monica Serra
(210) 949-9759

Local Recruitment Point of Contact
Monica Serra
(210) 949-9759

Principal Investigator
Monica Serra