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Anthropometric and behavioral patterns associated with weight maintenance after an obesity treatment in adolescents.: Weight loss maintenance in adolescents

Abstract : OBJECTIVE: To identify anthropometric and behavioral characteristics associated with weight maintenance after an obesity treatment. STUDY DESIGN: Adolescents (n = 72) enrolled in a 9-month obesity treatment were observed 1 and 2 years after discharge. Two groups, "successful" versus "limited or no success," were created on the basis of the differences in body mass index (BMI) z-score between inclusion and end of follow-up. Anthropometric and behavioral characteristics were compared between groups. RESULTS: Both groups showed a decrease in BMI z-score between inclusion and end of follow-up, 2.09 +/- 0.68 SD for the successful group and 0.65 +/- 0.43 SD for the group with limited or no success. Groups did not differ during treatment for any of the anthropometric characteristics considered, whereas differences clearly appeared 1 year after treatment and generally stabilized during the second year. Later adiposity rebound, trend for lower BMI in the mother, and, during follow-up, lower total energy intake, more energy at breakfast, and less snacking and television were recorded in the successful group. CONCLUSIONS: Weight loss maintenance can neither be predicted with anthropometry during treatment nor with behavioral characteristics at inclusion, but can be estimated 1 year after discharge. Early life factors should also be taken into account for predicting treatment outcome.
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Sandrine Péneau, Hélène Thibault, David Meless, Daniele Soulié, Pierre Carbonel, et al.. Anthropometric and behavioral patterns associated with weight maintenance after an obesity treatment in adolescents.: Weight loss maintenance in adolescents. J Pediatr, 2008, 152 (5), pp.678-84. ⟨10.1016/j.jpeds.2007.09.053⟩. ⟨inserm-00173560⟩

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