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Study: Individualized eating program helps dieters lose weight, keep it off

Photo of Mani Nakamura and his co-authors professor emeritus John Erdman, alumna Catherine Applegate and graduate student Mindy Lee

Our first study, Individualized Diet Improvement Program (iDip), was introduced at U. of I. News Bureau. The article demonstrates the program approach and a visual tool that plots protein and fiber intake to help dieters improve food intake.

Article: Lee MH, Applegate CA, Shaffer AL, Emamaddin A, Erdman JW Jr, Nakamura MT. A feasibility study to test a novel approach to dietary weight loss with a focus on assisting informed decision making in food selection. PLOS ONE 17:e0267876 (2022)