The Resource Comparison of a commercial weight loss program to traditional exercise, by Anne Bolhofner, (electronic resource)

Comparison of a commercial weight loss program to traditional exercise, by Anne Bolhofner, (electronic resource)

Label
Comparison of a commercial weight loss program to traditional exercise
Title
Comparison of a commercial weight loss program to traditional exercise
Statement of responsibility
by Anne Bolhofner
Creator
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
To compare the effectiveness of a popular commercial weight loss program, Weight Watchers (WW) to a traditional exercise program (TE) for weight loss and body composition. A secondary purpose was to investigate changes in blood chemistry and blood pressure. Forty-three overweight (BMI [greater than or equal to] 25) and sedentary women received a 12 week membership to either WW or TE. Subjects in WW were instructed to follow the dietary and exercise recommendations of the program, which generally included weekly weigh-ins, counseling sessions, and a point counting system to monitor calories. Subjects assigned to TE were instructed to follow the American College of Sports Medicine guidelines for weight loss which included both aerobic and anaerobic exercise a minimum of three times weekly. Outcomes included body weight (BW), body fat percentage (%BF) measured via skinfolds and the BOD POD, intraabdominal fat (IAF) and subcutaneous abdominal fat (SAF) measured via computed tomography, total cholesterol (TC), HDL cholesterol with subfractions (HDL-C, HDL2-C, HDL3-C), triglycerides (TG), systolic blood pressure (SBP), and diastolic blood pressure (DBP). BW decreased significantly for WW (P [lesser than] 0.001) but not for TE (P = 0.055). %BF by BOD POD was not significantly different for either group at 12 weeks. Both groups lost a significant amount of IAF (P<0.05) but no between group differences existed. SAF decreased significantly for WW (P [lesser than] 0.001) but not for TE. There were no significant differences found within or between groups for any lipoprotein measurement. SBP and DBP decreased significantly for both groups (P [lesser than] 0.05) but no between groups differences existed. Although the WW group lost a significant amount of BW by week 12, %BF by BOD POD did not improve indicating a large loss of lean tissue. It is likely the TE group did not perform the volume of exercise necessary to elicit body composition changes
Cataloging source
MUU
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Bolhofner, Anne
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation year
2006.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Ball, Stephen D.
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  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • Weight Watchers International
  • Weight loss
  • Exercise for women
Target audience
specialized
Label
Comparison of a commercial weight loss program to traditional exercise, by Anne Bolhofner, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on month day, year)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
166421366
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access is limited to the campuses of the University of Missouri
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)166421366
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Comparison of a commercial weight loss program to traditional exercise, by Anne Bolhofner, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on month day, year)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
166421366
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access is limited to the campuses of the University of Missouri
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)166421366
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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