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  • Women on diet-plus-exercise who exercised 28 min/day or more lost an average of 23.1 lbs (12.9%)


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    Wednesday, May 02, 2012 12:00 pm Email this article
    Women assigned to diet-plus-exercise, who exercised 28 minutes per day or more, 7 days per week (196 minutes per week or more) lost an average of 12.9% after one year, losing an average of 23.1 lbs, dropping from roughly 180 lbs down to 157 lbs according to a recent study from the U.S.

    Subjects

    Subjects: 439 overweight-to-obese postmenopausal sedentary women assigned to one of four groups

    The study involved 439 overweight-to-obese postmenopausal sedentary women who were assigned to one of four groups: diet alone, exercise alone, diet plus exercise, or the control group.

    Average Body Weight

    Average starting body weight 184 lbs, 48% body fat, BMI 30.8

    On average, the women were 58-years-old, weighed 184 lbs, had a body mass index (BMI) of 30.8 (obese), and had 48% body fat.

    REFERENCE

    Foster-Schubert KE, Alfano C, Duggan C, Xiao L, Campbell K, Kong A, Bain C, Wang C, Blackburn G, Mctiernan A. Effect of diet and exercise, alone or combined, on weight and body composition in overweight-to-obese postmenopausal women. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011 Apr 14, published on-line.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    Anne McTiernan
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Seattle, Washington, USA
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    and
    University of Washington School of Medicine
    Seattle, Washington, USA

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