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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Copenhagen study of overweight patients with coronary artery disease undergoing low energy diet or interval training: the randomized CUT-IT trial protocol

Inclusion criteria

Stable CAD (defined as previous MI, PCI, CABG > 6 months prior to inclusion or classic angina pectoris and positive angiogram/SPECT/CT-angiogram)

Age 45–75 years

BMI 28–40 kg/m2

Exclusion criteria

Known diabetes

Diabetes diagnosed at screening (repeated fasting plasma glucose ≥ 7 mM or Hba1c > 7%)

Severe or moderate valve disease

Main stem stenosis

Ejection Fraction < 35%

Physical or mental disability - expected to prevent completion of intervention

Severe COPD or asthma (FEV1 < 50% of expected)

Active cancer

Severe kidney (eGFR < 40 mL/hour) or severe liver disease

Severe ischemia or arrhythmias during exercise test

2. or 3. degree AV block, not protected by pacemaker

Organised training more than 2 times a week prior to inclusion

Significant weight loss or weight gain (> 5%) 3 month prior to inclusion

  1. Abbreviations: BMI Body Mass Index, CAD Coronary Artery Disease, COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, FEV1 Forced Expiratory Volume the 1st second, eGFR estimated glomerular Filtration Rate, MI Myocardial Infarction, PCI Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, CABG Coronary Artery Bypass Graft.