ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Is a Good Night's Sleep at the Top of Your Wishlist?

Ashwagandha Helps Hormones - Aids Arthritis

Why You Should Be Eating More Porcini Mushrooms

A Breathalyzer for Disease?

Tryptophan's Possible Effects for Your Health

How Bacopa Can Help Improve Your Cognitive Function

Black Tea Is Great for Your Gut

Magnesium Reduces Diabetes and Helps Keep You Young

Lavender Aromatherapy Can Ease Pre-Op Anxiety

Mint: Learn More About This Refreshing and Invigorating Herb

 
Print Page
Email Article

Abstract: Low-fat diet: effect on anthropometrics, blood pressure, glucose, and insulin in older women

  [ 15 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • September 19, 2003


Ethn Dis. 2003 Summer;13(3):337-43.

Hall WD, Feng Z, George VA, Lewis CE, Oberman A, Huber M, Fouad M, Cutler JA; Women's Health Trial: Feasibility Study in Minority Populations.

Department of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30324-5402, USA. whall@emory.edu

OBJECTIVE: The Women's Health Trial: Feasibility Study in Minority Populations (WHT: FSMP) documented that a low-fat diet was associated with a reduced fat intake in older women of diverse ethnic backgrounds. The purpose of the current study was to examine the effect of the low-fat diet on anthropometric and biochemical variables.

DESIGN: Randomized clinical trial in 2,208 postmenopausal women, 50 to 79 years of age.

RESULTS: The decrease in fat intake correlated directly with a decrease in body weight (r=.22, P<.001). After 6 months, the intervention group had an average weight loss of 1.8 kg. Body mass index decreased 0.7 kg/m2. Waist circumference decreased 1.8 cm. All of these changes were statistically significant, compared to changes in the control group (P<.01).

Changes in systolic (-3.1 mm Hg) and diastolic (-1.1 mm Hg) blood pressures (BP) occurred in the intervention group. The decrease in systolic BP reached statistical significance (P=.02), relative to the control group. Decreases in plasma glucose were small (-0.2 mmol/L) in the intervention group, although there was a trend for difference from the control group (P=.11). Decreases in serum insulin levels were small (-0.5 microIU/mL) in the intervention group, although there was, again, a trend for difference from the control group.

CONCLUSIONS: In older White, Black, and Hispanic women, a long-term low-fat dietary intervention was accompanied by modest, but statistically significant, decreases in body weight and anthropometric indices, without any particular attempt being made to reduce calories. Changes in glucose and insulin were small. The long-term biological significance of the glucose and insulin changes is unknown.

PMID: 12894958 [PubMed - in process]




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Vitamin D3 Extreme™ FibroSleep™


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
Optimized Curcumin Longvida with Omega-3

Featured Products

Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength

Natural Remedies

Fight Inflammation and Promote Cognitive Health with High-OPC Grape Seed Fight Inflammation and Promote Cognitive Health with High-OPC Grape Seed
Itching to Find Dry Skin Relief? Itching to Find Dry Skin Relief?
Magnesium + Malic Acid: One-Two Punch for Pain & Fatigue Magnesium + Malic Acid: One-Two Punch for Pain & Fatigue
Undenatured Type II Collagen - Chicken Soup for Your Joints Undenatured Type II Collagen - Chicken Soup for Your Joints
Vitamin E: Super Antioxidant We Only Thought We Knew Vitamin E: Super Antioxidant We Only Thought We Knew

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map