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Diet Therapy of Obesity: Observations on the Usefulness of Weekly Supervision in the Improvement of Weight Loss

Teresa Esposito1,2*, Anna Napoleone1, Salvetore Allocca1, Bruno Varriale2 and Marcellino Monda1,2
1Department of Experimental Medicine, Second University of Naples, Italy
2Department of Medicine, Second University of Naples, Italy
Corresponding Author : Teresa Esposito
Department of Experimental Medicine
Second University of Naples, Naples, 80138, Italy
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Received June 27, 2014; Accepted August 21, 2014; Published August 25, 2014
Citation: Esposito T, Napoleone A, Allocca S, Varriale B, Monda M (2014) Diet Therapy of Obesity: Observations on the Usefulness of Weekly Supervision in the Improvement of Weight Loss. J Obes Weight Loss Ther 4:225. doi:10.4172/2165-7904.1000225
Copyright: © 2014 Esposito T, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Background and aims: Obesity, a condition born in the rich countries of the West, is rising in the rest of the world. The developing countries are adopting the eating habits and the lifestyle of the rich countries. The purpose of this study was to evaluate, on obese subjects, the effect of a diet therapy with weekly control with respect to the effect of the same monthly check, as by traditional protocol. Methods: Forty patients with first degree of obesity were treated with hypocaloric diet therapy for 6 months with weekly checks, while other 40 patients were treated with the same diet therapy but with monthly control. Examination has allowed to assess nutritional status, to estimate body composition and provide guidance for the calculation of individual nutrient needs and to evaluate the effectiveness of nutritional therapy. The analysis of the parameters was carried out mainly through the survey of the body data changes as per protocol. Moreover, taking advantage of the BIA (Bio-impedance) we were able to follow the trend of the effectiveness of the diet regimen in both groups. Results: The slimming of the weekly control group resulted 63% greater than the monthly control group. In both men and women the weekly check produces significant differences by increasing the effects of diet therapy treatment. Reaching statistical significance not only for the decrease in body weight but also for the majority of BIA parameters considered in our analysis. Conclusion: The results, thus obtained, indicate that the weekly monitoring can improve the “compliance” of the patient in diet therapy.


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