Evaluation of commercial packages on the effectiveness of weight loss

Yi Wen Chien, Mei Chich Huang, Fang Hsuean Liao, Chin Fa Chen, Ming-Che Hsieh

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of commercially packaged interventions on weight control, body composition and blood lipid profiles. One group used commercial package provided by company A (group A), while the other used the package provided by company B (group B). Commercial packages of both groups were used to replace two meals, and total energy intake was 1200 kcal/day for 6 weeks. Group A (n = 30, male = 5; female = 25) and group B (n = 30, male = 8; female = 22) were aged 35 ± 8.9 and 39 ± 9.6 years, with body weights of 75.9 ± 7.67 and 87.3 ± 12.37 kg, and a BMI of 29.2 ± 2.65 and 2.7 ± 4.19 kg/m2, respectively. The average weight loss in both groups was 0.68 kg/week. After 6 weeks, waist and hip measurements had significantly decreased (p <0.05), and the waist-hip ratio and body fat percentage showed significant differences in group B (p <0.05); triceps skinfold thickness had mildly decreased in both groups, but there were no significant differences; and serum total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL, and HDL concentrations had significantly decreased in both groups (p <0.05). For the duration of using these commercial packages, no subjects had any side effects. Therefore, subjects experienced effective weight loss after using the commercial packages in these programs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-246
Number of pages8
JournalNutritional Sciences Journal
Volume27
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2002

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hips
Weight Loss
weight loss
Skinfold Thickness
Waist-Hip Ratio
skinfold thickness
weight control
Body Composition
Energy Intake
blood lipids
LDL Cholesterol
HDL Cholesterol
body fat
body composition
Meals
Adipose Tissue
Hip
energy intake
adverse effects

Keywords

  • Commercial package
  • Diet control
  • Low calorie diet
  • Obesity
  • Weight loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Food Science

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Chien, Y. W., Huang, M. C., Liao, F. H., Chen, C. F., & Hsieh, M-C. (2002). Evaluation of commercial packages on the effectiveness of weight loss. Nutritional Sciences Journal, 27(4), 239-246.

Evaluation of commercial packages on the effectiveness of weight loss. / Chien, Yi Wen; Huang, Mei Chich; Liao, Fang Hsuean; Chen, Chin Fa; Hsieh, Ming-Che.

In: Nutritional Sciences Journal, Vol. 27, No. 4, 12.2002, p. 239-246.

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Chien, YW, Huang, MC, Liao, FH, Chen, CF & Hsieh, M-C 2002, 'Evaluation of commercial packages on the effectiveness of weight loss', Nutritional Sciences Journal, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 239-246.
Chien, Yi Wen ; Huang, Mei Chich ; Liao, Fang Hsuean ; Chen, Chin Fa ; Hsieh, Ming-Che. / Evaluation of commercial packages on the effectiveness of weight loss. In: Nutritional Sciences Journal. 2002 ; Vol. 27, No. 4. pp. 239-246.
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