Welcome to the Game of Stones research study website. This study investigates a new way to help men to lose weight and to keep it off. This involves men being sent text messages to their mobile phone, with some of these men receiving additional incentives to lose weight.

Who is organising and funding the research?

The research team is led by Professor Pat Hoddinott and Dr Stephan Dombrowski from the University of Stirling. The study is funded by the National Institute of Health Research. Men are recruited from the Forth Valley area and Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Scotland.

Who can take part?

The following people can take part:

* Men

* 18 years or older

* Having a mobile that can receive text messages

* Having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of over 30 or waist circumference of 40 inches (102 cm) or more. See here for a Body Mass Index calculator.

Contact Information

If you are interested in taking part or you want to find out more please get in touch:

Phone: 0752 249 5214

Email: gameofstones@stir.ac.uk

Collaborators and Funder