Social Facilitation Maintenance Treatment for Adults - A Randomized-Controlled Feasibility Study (SFM) (Prof. Anja Hilbert / Prof. Dr. Swen Hesse, completed)

Many people regain weight in the long term after successful weight reduction. This study uses a therapy for maintaining the reduced weight and for a healthier life style. The focus of the treatment is on strengthening the social network. Participants are overweight and obese adults after a conservative weight reduction treatment. It is the objective to examine if this maintenance therapy is feasible and efficient in contrast to regular therapies. Probands will be selected randomly for one of the two therapy forms. Furthermore, two partial studies examine if biological markers change in the participants. That includes the concentration of diverse messenger substances of the immune system in blood (cytokine) and the availability of certain transmitters in the brain (serotonin transporters).

This research project has been approved by the Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Medicine of the Universität Leipzig (165-13-15072013). The project is recorded in the German Clinical Trial Register (DRKS) with the number DRKS00005182.

Duration: 01.11.2013 - 30.04.2015


Description of research project

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Head of project

Prof. Dr. Anja Hilbert

IFB-Professorship "Behavioral medicine"
Member: board of directors, internal board
Head of project

+49 341 97-15361 and -15360

anja [dot] hilbert [at] medizin [dot] uni-leipzig [dot] de

Prof. Dr. Swen Hesse

IFB-Professorship "Molecular imaging"
Head of project

+49 341 97-18081

swen [dot] hesse [at] uniklinik-leipzig [dot] de