Updated on 9 May 2019
body mass index


Symptoms of COPD and high BMI overlap.  We are trying to find out if a program that promotes modest weight loss and increased physical activity will improve COPD symptoms for people with a high BMI.  We hope the program will lead to weight loss, increased physical activity, and less shortness-of-breath.

Patients are being asked to participate in this research study because they have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and they have a high body mass index (BMI) or overweight. Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to adult men and women.


Condition Obesity, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Clinical Study IdentifierTX220323
Last Modified on9 May 2019


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Inclusion Criteria

Your are age 40 or older
Have a BMI of 25.0-44.9 kg/m2
Smoked at least 10 pack-years of cigarettes in your lifetime
Have shortness of breath
Are willing to return for follow-up visits at 12 months after you enroll
Have access to a DVD player and/or the internet
Willing to complete questionnaires written in English
Able to walk to a weight scale for a weight measurement
Not in a weight loss program provided by trained personnel
Have not had, or do not plan to have, weight loss surgery
Do not expect to lose weight because of a medical problem
Not pregnant, planning on becoming pregnant, and not nursing
Not in any other intervention study
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