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    Men lost 13.9% on low calorie diet, women 11.9%


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    Tuesday, May 08, 2007 3:04 am Email this article
    Men and women who were prescribed a diet of 1500 calories for men and 1000 calories for women, lost an average of 13.9 percent for men and 11.9 percent for women after one year according to a study from Poland. Subjects

    Subjects: 25 men and 70 women

    The study included 25 men who on average were 42-years-old and had a body mass index (BMI) of 37, and 70 women with an average age of 47 and an average BMI of 38.

     

    10% Weight Loss

    10% weight loss occurred in 41% of women and 64% of men

    Forty-one percent of women and 64 percent of men lost at least 10 percent of their body weight.

     

    Weight Loss: Men

    Men who lost for the entire year lost 48 lbs vs 19 lbs for those who only lost during first six months

    Approximately half the men and women lost weight during both the first six months and the second six months, while the other half lost weight during the first six months and gained weight during the second six months.

    The men who lost weight during the first six months, but gained weight during the second six months lost an average of 19.4 pounds or 9 percent of their body weight compared to 48.4 pounds or 16.7 percent of body weight for men who lost weight during both the first and second six months.

     

    Weight Loss: Women

    Women who lost for the entire year lost 36 lbs vs 17 lbs for those who only lost during first six months

    The women who lost weight during the first six months, but gained weight during the second six months lost an average of 16.5 pounds or 8.1 percent of their body weight compared to 36.1 pounds or 15 percent of body weight for women who lost weight during both the first and second six months.

     

    Conclusion

    Conclusion: 10% weight loss in 41% of women, 64% of men

    “Implementation of a low energy diet resulted in body weight reduction, the goal of treatment—10% body weight decrement, was achieved in 41.4% women and in 64% men,” the researchers concluded.

    REFERENCE

    Grzybek A, Pachocka L, Targosz U, Klosiewicz-Latoszek L. [Effect of a low-energy diet on body weight and body composition after one year treatment]. Przegl Lek. 2006, 63(9):723-27.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    A. Grzybek
    Poradnia Chorob Metabolicznych
    Instytut Zywnosci i Zywienia
    Warszawa
    Poland
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