Reduction of atherogenic risk factors by short-term weight reduction. Evidence of the efficacy of National Cholesterol Education Program guidelines for the obese.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Five hundred and ninety-nine overweight patients participated for at least 4 weeks in the weight reducing and physical activity promoting Diet and Fitness Center program at Duke University. Twenty-three percent were diabetic and 49% hypertensive. With only modest weight loss (11.8 kg in males and 8.2 kg in females) abnormal levels of blood pressure, fasting blood sugar, total cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol and triglycerides normalized. It was very rewarding to see these results achieved in a very limited period of time. Improvements in the lipid profile were consistent with the predicted outcome of obesity treatment stated by the National Cholesterol Education Program guidelines.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Schieffer, B; Moore, D; Funke, E; Hogan, S; Alphin, F; Hamilton, M; Heyden, S

Published Date

  • February 26, 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 69 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 163 - 167

PubMed ID

  • 2041377

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0023-2173

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF01665860


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Germany