Established in 1969, the Duke Diet and Fitness Center is one of America's longest running treatment centers for individuals who struggle with excess weight, a sedentary lifestyle, and associated health problems. The center is designed for adults age 18 and up and dedicated to education about and exploration of major components of successful lifestyle change including nutrition, fitness, behavioral health, medical management, and ongoing support.
Clients of the Duke Diet & Fitness Center participate in a 2 to 4 week residential program in Durham, NC. The program focuses on making four changes: 1) nutrition/diet 2) fitness/exercise 3) behavioral modification and 4) managing medical conditions. A study of participants showed that after two years, 54.9% maintained their weight loss.