The effect of a weight reduction program on cardiovascular risk factors among overweight hypertensives in primary health care.
The aim of the study was to test the effect of a non-pharmacological weight reduction program on cardiovascular risk factors among overweight hypertensives in a primary health care setting.
Forty-nine overweight hypertensive patients completed the 12-month program.
The patients were randomly allocated into either intervention or control groups.
The examinations included interviews by a nutritionist, pertinent laboratory tests, and a medical examination.
The intervention involved an individually planned energy-restricted diet of 1000-1500 kcal per day, weekly discussions, and various leaflets on diet modification and on increase of physical activity.
Mots-clés Pascal : Europe, Hypertension artérielle, Obésité, Facteur risque, Programme sanitaire, Perte poids, Homme, Education sanitaire, Comportement alimentaire, Politique sanitaire, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Finlande
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Europe, Hypertension, Obesity, Risk factor, Sanitary program, Weight loss, Human, Health education, Feeding behavior, Health policy, Cardiovascular disease, Finland
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Code Inist : 002B12B05B. Création : 199406.