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The Framingham State Food Study, also known as (FS)2, is a landmark nutrition and weight loss study investigating the broad question, "Is one diet better than another for keeping weight off?" In partnership with Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), the three-year community based research took place at Framingham State University (FSU) with assessments and data collection occurring at the (FS)2 House, 23 Salem End Road. The first cohort of campus participants, including students, faculty and staff, began in mid-August 2014 and ended in May 2015. Twenty-five participants lost over 600 pounds and maintained that weight loss. Cohort 2 participants (N=57), made up of campus-wide and community subjects, lost a total of 1321 pounds. The third and final cohort of campus, community and satellite* participants (N= 72), began the study in August of 2016 and end May 2017. This group lost a combined total of 2063 pounds bringing the total weight loss of all three cohorts to 3986 pounds!
Nutrition, Diet, Obesity
Food Science | Human and Clinical Nutrition
Framingham State Food Study, "Brief Summary of Framingham State Food Study" (2017). (FS)2 Project Set-Up. 3.