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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.13.NQ88006

Lifestyle intervention in primary care to reduce metabolic risk

Dr. Kenia Peñafiel Jaramillo, Dr. Kathya Verónica Suaste Pazmiño, Dr. Jenny Maribel Moya Arizaga


Introduction: Obesity is associated with serious chronic health risks. Lifestyle interventions can induce weight loss. Objective: To determine the effectiveness of a weight loss program administered in primary care among a population with obesity. Methods: A high-intensity lifestyle intervention was conducted in primary care clinics in a population with obesity. Results: GSA decreased from baseline to 12 months (-4.5 mg/dL [(ES): 2.1; P = 0.04]) but not at 24 months (-0.8 mg/dL [ES: 2.1; P = 0.70]) in the IIE group. Conclusions: A high-intensity program for obesity produced significant improvements in a population over 24 months.


obesity, lifestyle, primary care, diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome source: DeCS

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