Effects of a 3-week integrated body weight reduction program on leptin levels and body composition in severe obese subjects

Alessandro Sartorio, F. Agosti, M. Resnik, C. L. Lafortuna

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Abstract

The effects of short-term (3 weeks) integrated body weight reduction (BWR) program (including energy-restricted diet, aerobic and strength exercise (5 days/week), nutritional education and psychological counseling) on plasma leptin levels and body composition were investigated in 54 morbidly obese patients (38 females/16 males; mean BMI±SE: 41.8+0.1 kg/m2, range 35-58 kg/m2; mean age: 29.8±1.0 yr, age range: 18-46 yr). The BWR program induced a significant (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)250-256
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Endocrinological Investigation
Volume26
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2003

Keywords

  • Body composition
  • Diet
  • Leptin
  • Obesity
  • Physical activity
  • Weight reduction program

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology

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