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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
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Abstract
The 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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