To evaluate the effectiveness of a hospital- based Weight Maintenance Program in sustaining weight loss.
This is a retrospective analysis of 55 patients who completed both the initial weight loss program and the weight
maintenance program of the Weight Management Center of St. Luke?s Medical Center between 2003 and 2011.
6-month weight maintenance program consisting of diet and exercise
Paired t-test and ANOVA. Level of significance was set at alpha=0.05.
Main Outcome Measures:
changes in body weight, BMI, waist circumference, BP, FBS and Lipids.
At the completion of the weight maintenance program, the average weight loss was 3.66 kg (3.86%) (p= <0.0001). BMI
decreased by 3.89% (p=<0.0001) and waist circumference by 3.53cm (p=<0.0001). FBS, cholesterol, LDL, and VLDL did not show
significant change after the program but significant increase in HDL was noted. Systolic blood pressure was also significantly
Conclusions and Implications:
The weight management program was effective in enabling the participants to sustain weight loss
and even achieve additional weight loss within 6 months.
Lermah S. Bunoy received her degree of medicine at Far Eastern University-Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation, Philippines and finished her
residency training in Internal Medicine at the United Doctors Medical Center, for which she was the chief resident during her senior year. In February
2012, she finished her fellowship training in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the St. Luke?s Medical Center. Since her primary school years up to
date, she has been consistently awarded with distinction and has managed to be one of the top.
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