Remission of metabolic syndrome following a 15-week low-calorie lifestyle change program for weight loss

J. D. Lundgren, R. Malcolm, Martin Binks, P. M. O’Neil

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the rate of remission of metabolic syndrome (Met Syn) among patients undergoing a brief, low-calorie lifestyle change weight loss intervention and to compare the baseline characteristics of patients who were remitted and not remitted from Met Syn at post-treatment. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES: Obese adults (N=36) meeting criteria for Met Syn enrolled in an outpatient fee-for-service behavioral weight loss intervention. Participants were assessed on key Met Syn variables (waist circumference, blood pressure, triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and fasting blood glucose) at pre- and post-treatment. RESULTS: The majority of patients (61%) responded to treatment after a 9.9% mean weight loss. Although Met Syn responders did not differ significantly from Met Syn non-responders on any baseline Met Syn criterion variable, responders had significantly lower baseline body mass indices (BMI; kg/m(2)) and met criteria for fewer baseline Met Syn va
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144-50
JournalInt J Obes (Lond)
StatePublished - 2009

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