Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, July 14th, 2003
According to recent research from Italy, "The effects of short-term (three weeks) integrated body weight reduction (BWR) program [including energy-restricted diet, aerobic and strength exercise (5 days/week), and nutritional education and psychological counseling] on plasma leptin levels and body composition were investigated in 54 morbidly obese patients (38 females/16 males; mean BMI±SE: 41.8±0.1 kg/m2, range 35-58 kg/m2; mean age: 29.8±1.0 yr, age range: 18-46 yr)."
"The BWR program induced a significant (p<0.001) weight loss...
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