Funding for this research was provided by:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (U01HL090864, U01HL090875)
Received: 7 August 2017
Accepted: 20 November 2017
First Online: 4 December 2017
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Informed consent was obtained from all participants, and procedures were performed in accordance with The Miriam Hospital’s (Providence, RI) and University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC) Institutional Review Boards.
: Not applicable.
: Dr. Tate is on the Weight Watchers Scientific Advisory Board and received a research grant from Weight Watchers International. The remaining authors have no conflicts of interest to declare. Further, this study was sponsored by NHLBI and the study sponsor did not have any role in the study design; collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; writing the report; and the decision to submit the report for publication.
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