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Appetite. 2012 Jun;58(3):831-4. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2012.01.014. Epub 2012 Jan 28.

Effects of rapid or slow weight loss on body composition and metabolic risk factors in obese postmenopausal women. A pilot study.

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Faculty of Physical Education and Sports, University of Sherbrooke, Canada J1K 2R1.

Abstract

To compare the effect of rapid or slow weight loss (WL) on body composition and metabolic risk factors following a caloric restriction. Ten obese, postmenopausal women were matched for total body WL. Dependent variables were: body composition, lipid profile and blood pressure. Both groups decreased obesity measures (all P≤0.05) while lean body mass decreased in the rapid WL group (P≤0.05). Significant improvements in fasting triglyceride level and diastolic blood pressure were observed only in the slow WL group. A slower WL seems to be more beneficial to improve body composition as well as metabolic risk factors in postmenopausal women.

PMID:
22306435
DOI:
10.1016/j.appet.2012.01.014
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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