The good news is that people in the intervention group lost more weight than those in the control group (8.6% vs 0.7% at one year, and 6% vs. 3.5% at study end). Furthermore, those in the intervention group saw greater improvements in glycated hemoglobin, fitness, and risk factors. The bad news is that after almost a decade, there was just no difference in the real outcome of interest. The number of deaths from cardiovascular causes was just no different.
They actually stopped the trial early, once a “futility analysis” showed it just wasn’t going to work, even if they waited a few more years.