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Ann Behav Med. 2012 Aug;44(1):119-28. doi: 10.1007/s12160-012-9369-2.

A randomised trial of a weight loss intervention for overweight and obese people diagnosed with coronary heart disease and/or type 2 diabetes.

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  • 1Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, The University of Technology, Sydney, PO Box 123, Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia. Robyn.Gallagher@uts.edu.au

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Weight reduction limits disease progression in obese people with coronary heart disease (CHD) and/or type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).

PURPOSE:

To test a 16-week group-based weight reduction intervention combining exercise, diet and behaviour change strategies aimed to increase self-efficacy (Healthy Eating and Exercise Lifestyle Program-HEELP) on weight, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference and exercise.

METHODS:

Participants with CHD and/or T2DM and BMI between 27 to 39 kg/m(2) were randomised to HEELP (n=83) or usual care (n=65).

RESULTS:

Participants were aged a mean 63.47 years (SD 8.9), male (58 %) and Caucasian (79 %). HEELP participants lost significantly more weight, BMI and waist circumference and exercised more days/week for a longer duration/week than usual care. Clinically significant weight loss (≥5 %) was more common in HEELP than usual care.

CONCLUSION:

The HEELP resulted in weight loss and improved exercise behaviour in obese people with CHD and T2DM.

PMID:
22552838
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