Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Prev Chronic Dis. 2010 Jul;7(4):A81. Epub 2010 Jun 15.

Effect of a multifaceted, church-based wellness program on metabolic syndrome in 41 overweight or obese congregants.

Author information

1
Center for Botanical Lipids, 391 Technology Way, Winston-Salem, NC 27101, USA. ivester@wfubmc.edu

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

A rise in obesity, poor-quality diets, and low physical activity has led to a dramatic increase in the number of Americans with metabolic syndrome and diabetes. Our objective was to determine the effect of a short-term, multifaceted wellness program carried out in a church setting on weight, metabolic syndrome, and self-reported wellness.

METHODS:

Forty-one overweight or obese adults in a church congregation provided fasting blood samples and answered a wellness questionnaire before and after completing an 8-week diet and exercise program. We also measured weight, body fat, body mass index, and waist and hip circumference.

RESULTS:

The intervention decreased weight, body fat, and central adiposity; improved indexes of metabolic syndrome; and increased self-reported wellness.

CONCLUSION:

A multifaceted wellness intervention that emphasizes diet and exercise can rapidly influence weight, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and self-reported wellness.

PMID:
20550839
PMCID:
PMC2901579
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center