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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.