Changes in Body Composition, Health Status, and Dietary Behavior for Middle-Aged Obese Women in a Weight Control Program at a Community Health Center

보건소 중년 여성 비만관리 프로그램의 운영에 따른 체성분, 건강 상태 및 식행동 변화에 관한 연구

  • Published : 2007.12.31


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the body composition, health status, and dietary behaviors of middle-aged women in a weight control program at a community health center. The study subjects were 66 middle-aged women who lived in Ansan city, and they participated in the program for 24 weeks. Anthropometries, blood pressure, and serum biochemical indices were measured. These measurements were taken both before and after the weight control program, and the data were analyzed using the SPSS 12.0 program. Weight, fat mass, body fat %, and the waist-hip ratio all decreased. According to the decreases in body fat %, blood pressure, serum biochemical indices and dietary behaviors were improved after the weight control program. Thus, this study demonstrated the desirable changes of a weight control program offered at a community health center, for health conditions and physical fitness.



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