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Intensive weight loss program causes average weight loss of 53 lbs for women, 79 lbs for men
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An intensive behavioral weight loss program combined with a low-calorie or very-low-calorie diet cause an average weight loss of 52.6 pounds or 18.5 percent of body weight in severely obese women and 79.2 pounds or 22.5 percent in severely obese men according to a study from the University of Kentucky and Health Management Resources Weight Management Program in Lexington, Kentucky, USA. Subjects
Subjects: 1531 patients
The study involved 1531 patients with severe obesity treated in three cities.
1100 patients completed three month core curriculum
Of these patients 1100—72 percent—completed a 3 month core curriculum.
Severe obesity: BMI of 40 or more
Severe obesity is defined as having a body mass index of 40 or more, which is being at least 90-100 pounds over their ideal bodyweight for women and men.
100 lbs Weight Loss
One-seventh lost at least 100 lbs
Approximately one-seventh of the patients—268 out of 1531 or 15.5 percent—lost at least 100 pounds.
Weight Loss for Core Completers
Those who finished 3 month core program lost 68 lbs for women, 94 lbs for men
Out of the 1100 who completed the 3 month core curriculum, the average weight loss for women was 67.8 pounds or 23.9 percent of body weight, and for men it was 93.7 pounds or 26.7 percent of body weight.
Maintained about two-thirds of weight loss or 50 lbs
After an average of one year and five months, the average maintained weight loss was 50 pounds or 59 percent of their initial weight loss.
Those losing more than 100 pounds maintained two-thirds of weight loss or 90 lbs
For those who lost at least 100 pounds, their average maintained weight loss after about two years was 90 pounds or about two-thirds (65 percent) of their initial weight loss.
Side effects mild to moderate
Among patients losing at least 100 pounds, side effects were mild to moderate in severity.
Severe adverse events in 1% of patients
Five percent of patients had severe adverse events.
Gallbladder removed in 1% of patients
One percent of patients had their gallbladders surgically removed.
Anderson J, Grant L, Gotthelf L, Stifler LT. Weight loss and long-term follow-up of severely obese individuals treated with an intense behavioral program. Int J Obes (Lond). 2006 Jul 4.
J. W. Anderson, MD
Department of Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Kentucky and Health Management Resources Weight Management Program
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, USA
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