The OSMOSIS-P Study

This trial aims to determine whether targeted exercise can prevent muscle and bone declines during dieting in obese older adults.

Benefits to you

  • Individually-tailored diet for weight loss including protein and vitamin D supplements
  • Free health check-up that includes blood and physical performance tests, bone density and body composition scans
  • Bone and muscle targeted exercise program with free gym membership at Monash Medical Centre (for half of study participants)

Commitment

  • 1 x 2hr appointment for screening
  • 2 x 3hr appointments involving; breakfast, blood tests, questionnaires, anthropometric measurements, physical performance tests, bone density and body composition scans
  • Regular dietary consultation by phone call or face-to-face over 12 weeks
  • 2 x 45min gym-based exercise sessions per week for 12 weeks (for half of study participants)
  • 150 mins per week home-based exercise (for half of study participants)

Eligibility

  • Aged 65-89 years
  • Body Mass Index ≥ 30kg/m2
  • Able to walk across a room unaided

For further enquiries please contact med-bmrg@monash.edu