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Inclusion of Meal-Reversal in a Behaviour Modification Program for Obesity

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Journal
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0195-6663
Publisher
Elsevier
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Volume
2
Issue
1
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DOI: 10.1016/s0195-6663(81)80031-1

Abstract

The effects of including meal reversal in a behaviour modification program (MR) and of behaviour modification alone (BM) were examined in 59 subjects less than 30% overweight, 30–60% overweight and over 61% overweight. In the 46 subjects for whom complete data were available, analysis of weight loss at eight weeks indicated that MR resulted in greater body weight loss than BM alone for the group less than 30% overweight whereas BM was more successful for subjects over 61% overweight. Minimum weekly contact with subjects over the eight week period via telephone calls substantially reduced attrition rate in comparison to a previously unreported study. It is suggested that temporal aspects of feeding should be incorporated into future BM programs.

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