36-month evaluation of a weight management programme in Chinese overweight and obese adults
Yang, Xi; Chattopadhyay, Kaushik; Hubbard, Richard; Li, Jia-Lin; Li, Li; Lin, Yi
KAUSHIK CHATTOPADHYAY KAUSHIK.CHATTOPADHYAY@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK
RICHARD HUBBARD email@example.com
Blf/Gsk Professor of Epidemiological Resp Research
LI LI firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Research Fellow
Background: Few comprehensive lifestyle intervention programmes have been investigated on overweight and obese adults in China. This study was to evaluate the effect of a 36-month weight management programme on weight loss and its maintenance among overweight and obese patients in Ningbo, China.
Methods: Adults with BMI?24 kg/m2 enrolled in this programme, including nutritional, physical activity, psychological and endocrinological counselling sessions, from July 2015 to January 2020. Adults participated in face-to-face counselling sessions and group-based education. Then, participants joined 21-day intensive programme using Bohe health APP and WeChat group to get personal advice of nutrition and lifestyle. In the end, participants were requested to join 33-month follow-ups including face-to-face counselling and personal advice on WeChat group. The main outcome was to evaluate the changes in weight at each followup from baseline weight.
Results: In total, 692 adults participated in this entire weight management programme. During follow-ups, 579, 475, 299, 219 and 135 adults participated at 3, 6, 12, 24 and 36 months, respectively. All participants had a significant initial weight loss at 3 months, then maintained the weight loss during 33-month follow-ups. At 36 months, 11.0%, 6.4% and 3.5% of all participants achieved 5%, 10%, and 15% weight loss from the baseline weight, respectively. Adjusted weight at 36 months was significantly reduced from the baseline weight in both sex (-7.2kg).
Conclusion: This weight management programme is suggested to benefit to reduce initial body weight and maintain long-term weight loss among overweight and obese adults.
Yang, X., Chattopadhyay, K., Hubbard, R., Li, J., Li, L., & Lin, Y. (2021). 36-month evaluation of a weight management programme in Chinese overweight and obese adults. Frontiers in Public Health, 9, Article 749302
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Sep 14, 2021|
|Online Publication Date||Oct 21, 2021|
|Publication Date||Oct 21, 2021|
|Deposit Date||Sep 20, 2021|
|Publicly Available Date||Oct 21, 2021|
|Journal||Frontiers in Public Health|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||weight management, weight loss, weight maintenance, overweight, obesity, China|
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