Early behavioral adherence predicts short and long-term weight loss in the POUNDS LOST study
Williamson, Donald A.
Anton, Stephen D.
Champagne, Catherine M.
Ryan, Donna H.
Loria, Catherine M.
Bray, George A.
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CitationWilliamson, Donald A., Stephen D. Anton, Hongmei Han, Catherine M. Champagne, Ray Allen, Eric LeBlanc, Donna H. Ryan, et al. 2010. “Early Behavioral Adherence Predicts Short and Long-Term Weight Loss in the POUNDS LOST Study.” Journal of Behavioral Medicine 33 (4) (February 27): 305–314. doi:10.1007/s10865-010-9253-0.
AbstractThe primary aim of this study was to test the association of early (first 6 months) adherence related to diet, self-monitoring, and attendance with changes in adiposity and cardiovascular risk factors. This study used data from the 24-month POUNDS LOST trial that tested the efficacy of four dietary macronutrient compositions for short-and long-term weight loss. A computer tracking system was used to record data on eight indicator variables related to adherence. Using canonical correlations at the 6 and 24 month measurement periods, early behavioral adherence was associated with changes in percent weight loss and waist circumference at 6 months (R = 0.52) and 24 months (R = 0.37), but was not associated with cardiovascular disease risk factor levels. Early dietary adherence was associated with changes in insulin at 6 months (R = 0.19), but not at 24 months (R = 0.08, ns). Early dietary adherence was not associated with changes in adiposity.
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