Does a healthy diet help weight management among overweight and obese people?

Nazmus Saquib, Cheryl L. Rock, Loki Natarajan, Shirley W. Flatt, Vicky A. Newman, Cynthia Thomson, Bette J. Caan, John P. Pierce

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A randomized dietary intervention trial across 4 years examined diet, weight, and obesity incidence (body mass index [BMI] ĝ‰¥ 30 kg/m 2) differences between study groups. Participants were 1,510 breast cancer survivors with BMI ĝ‰¥ 25 kg/m 2 at entry. Dietary intake was assessed yearly by telephone; weight and height were measured at clinic visits. Intervention participants consumed more fruit, vegetables, and fiber and less energy from fat than control participants during follow-up cross-sectionally (p <.0001) and longitudinally (p <.0001); weight did not differ between study groups at any follow-up visit, and significant weight change difference was observed between groups only in the 1st year (p <.0001). Diet and weight results remained unchanged after stratifying by age and BMI. No difference in obesity incidence was found during follow-up (p >.10) among overweight members of either study group. Without specific efforts to reduce total energy intake, dietary modification does not reduce obesity or result in long-term weight loss.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)518-531
Number of pages14
JournalHealth Education and Behavior
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2009

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Body Mass Index
Obesity
Diet Therapy
Weights and Measures
Ambulatory Care
Energy Intake
Telephone
Vegetables
Weight Loss
Fruit
Fats
Breast Neoplasms
Diet
Incidence
Healthy Diet
Energy
Intake
Breast Cancer
Survivors
Fiber

Keywords

  • Body weight
  • Clinical trial
  • Energy from fat
  • Fruit
  • Total fiber
  • Vegetables

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Saquib, N., Rock, C. L., Natarajan, L., Flatt, S. W., Newman, V. A., Thomson, C., ... Pierce, J. P. (2009). Does a healthy diet help weight management among overweight and obese people? Health Education and Behavior, 36(3), 518-531. https://doi.org/10.1177/1090198108314617

Does a healthy diet help weight management among overweight and obese people? / Saquib, Nazmus; Rock, Cheryl L.; Natarajan, Loki; Flatt, Shirley W.; Newman, Vicky A.; Thomson, Cynthia; Caan, Bette J.; Pierce, John P.

In: Health Education and Behavior, Vol. 36, No. 3, 06.2009, p. 518-531.

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Saquib, N, Rock, CL, Natarajan, L, Flatt, SW, Newman, VA, Thomson, C, Caan, BJ & Pierce, JP 2009, 'Does a healthy diet help weight management among overweight and obese people?', Health Education and Behavior, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 518-531. https://doi.org/10.1177/1090198108314617
Saquib, Nazmus ; Rock, Cheryl L. ; Natarajan, Loki ; Flatt, Shirley W. ; Newman, Vicky A. ; Thomson, Cynthia ; Caan, Bette J. ; Pierce, John P. / Does a healthy diet help weight management among overweight and obese people?. In: Health Education and Behavior. 2009 ; Vol. 36, No. 3. pp. 518-531.
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