For the first two months you will be provided free Optifast meal replacement shakes, bar and soups, with the aim to lose at least 5% body weight in this time.
After this, if your sleep apnoea remains, you will be randomly allocated to a Weight Maintenance Program plus free CPAP (sleep apnoea treatment) or a Weight Maintenance Program alone.
The weight loss and weight maintenance program involves free health coaching and weight management delivered by a team of accredited dietitians, exercise physiologists and psychologists.
This study has been approved by the Sydney Local Health District Research Ethics and Governance Office (Protocol No X17/0039 and HREC/17/RPAH/48).
You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:
If you are interested in assisting with this important and exciting area of research, please contact the study facilitator: