Type of Document Master's Thesis Author Peccatiello, Kathy Louise URN etd-07242012-040050 Title The effect of a comprehensive weight reduction program on blood variables, body composition, and nutrient intake in obese black women Degree Master of Science Department Human Nutrition and Foods Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Thye, Forrest W. Committee Chair Gwazdauskas, Francis C. Committee Member Taper, L. Janette Committee Member Keywords
- Weight loss
Date of Defense 1987-08-05 Availability restricted AbstractThe effect of comprehensive weight reduction program on selected
blood parameters, body composition, and nutrient intake was investigated
in 56 obese black women, 22 to 51 years old. Subjects attended
nutrition and behavior modification classes once per week for 3 months.
Twenty subjects participated in a low impact aerobics programs 3 times
per week for 3 months. A 3.8 kg average weight loss was observed. A
2.6% significant reduction in body fat (BF) was observed in the exercise
group. Total cholesterol (TC) and low-density lipoprotein=cholesterol
(LDL—C) fell significantly from 198 to 175 mg/dL, and 130
to 109 mg/dL, respectively, in the exercise group. High density lipo-proteinz—cholesterol (HDLz—C) was lowered significantly from 24 to
17 mg/dL in the non-exercise group. Triglycerides, HDL—C, TC/HDL—C
ration, glucose, thyroxin, and insulin values were not significantly altered. Significant reductions in protein, fat, and cholesterol intake were reported. A comprehensive weight loss treatment promoted gradual weight loss, changes in body composition and food intake patterns, and significantly altered some blood lipid levels in obese black females.
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