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Effect of Exercise on 24-Month Weight Loss Maintenance in Overweight Women

Effect of Exercise on 24-Month Weight Loss Maintenance in Overweight Women ORIGINAL INVESTIGATION Effect of Exercise on 24-Month Weight Loss Maintenance in Overweight Women John M. Jakicic, PhD; Bess H. Marcus, PhD; Wei Lang, PhD; Carol Janney, MS Background: Debate remains regarding the amount Results: Weight loss did not differ among the random- of physical activity that will facilitate weight loss ized groups at 6 months’ (8%-10% of initial body weight) maintenance. or 24 months’ (5% of initial body weight) follow-up. Post- hoc analysis showed that individuals sustaining a loss of Methods: Between December 1, 1999, and January 31, 10% or more of initial body weight at 24 months re- ported performing more physical activity (1835 kcal/wk 2003, 201 overweight and obese women (body mass in- or 275 min/wk) compared with those sustaining a weight dex [calculated as weight in kilograms divided by height loss of less than 10% of initial body weight (P .001). in meters squared], 27 to 40; age range, 21-45 years) with no contraindications to weight loss or physical activity Conclusions: The addition of 275 mins/wk of physical were recruited from a hospital-based weight loss re- activity, in combination with a reduction in energy in- search center. Participants were assigned to 1 of 4 be- take, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Internal Medicine American Medical Association

Effect of Exercise on 24-Month Weight Loss Maintenance in Overweight Women

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Publisher
American Medical Association
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Copyright 2008 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6106
eISSN
2168-6114
DOI
10.1001/archinte.168.14.1550
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18663167
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Abstract

ORIGINAL INVESTIGATION Effect of Exercise on 24-Month Weight Loss Maintenance in Overweight Women John M. Jakicic, PhD; Bess H. Marcus, PhD; Wei Lang, PhD; Carol Janney, MS Background: Debate remains regarding the amount Results: Weight loss did not differ among the random- of physical activity that will facilitate weight loss ized groups at 6 months’ (8%-10% of initial body weight) maintenance. or 24 months’ (5% of initial body weight) follow-up. Post- hoc analysis showed that individuals sustaining a loss of Methods: Between December 1, 1999, and January 31, 10% or more of initial body weight at 24 months re- ported performing more physical activity (1835 kcal/wk 2003, 201 overweight and obese women (body mass in- or 275 min/wk) compared with those sustaining a weight dex [calculated as weight in kilograms divided by height loss of less than 10% of initial body weight (P .001). in meters squared], 27 to 40; age range, 21-45 years) with no contraindications to weight loss or physical activity Conclusions: The addition of 275 mins/wk of physical were recruited from a hospital-based weight loss re- activity, in combination with a reduction in energy in- search center. Participants were assigned to 1 of 4 be- take,

Journal

JAMA Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 28, 2008

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