Repeated lifestyle interventions lead to progressive weight loss: A retrospective review chart study

Sune Dandanell, Christian Ritz, Elisabeth Verdich, Flemming Dela, Jorn W. Helge

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    Abstract

    Aims: This study aimed to investigate whether repeated lifestyle interventions lead to progressive weight loss or to weight cycling. Methods: A retrospective review chart study with follow-up on 2120 participants (mean +/- SD age 36 +/- 15 years; body weight 116 +/- 28 kg; fat 43 +/- 6. All had participated in one to four 11-12 week lifestyle interventions (residential weight loss programme, mixed activities). Weight loss was promoted through a hypocaloric diet (-500 to -700 kcal/day) and daily physical activity (1-3 hours/day). Primary outcomes were weight loss and change in body composition (bioimpedance measurements) after the intervention periods and at follow-up. Results: A total of 2120, 526, 139 and 47 people participated in one to four interventions with mean +/- SEM times from start to follow-up of 1.3 +/- 0.1, 2.9 +/- 0.2, 4.2 +/- 0.3 and 5.2 +/- 0.4 years respectively. Overall 50, 41, 18 and 11% of the participants were lost to follow-up after one to four interventions, respectively. The cumulated weight loss at follow-up increased with the number of interventions from one to four: 12.2 +/- 0.1, 15.9 +/- 0.7, 16.1 +/- 1.2 and 18.5 +/- 2.0 kg (p
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TidsskriftScandinavian Journal of Public Health
    Vol/bind45
    Udgave nummer3
    Sider (fra-til)305-313
    Antal sider9
    ISSN1403-4948
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 1 maj 2017

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