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Effects of a multicomponent wellness intervention on dyslipidemia among overweight adolescents.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22570954     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Behavioral changes are the first line of treatment for dyslipidemia in adolescents, but outcome data on the effectiveness of this approach are inconsistent. This study aims to assess the effect of a 13-week multicomponent wellness intervention program, which included weekly nutrition classes and structured cardiovascular, flexibility, and strength training on dyslipidemia in nine overweight/obese [body mass index (BMI) > or = 85th percentile] and nine lean (BMI <85th percentile) adolescents. Clinical measurements and lipid profile assessment were performed before and after the intervention. At the completion of the study, the overweight/obese adolescents demonstrated a 15% increase in high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels (mean, 47 +/- 8 vs. 54 +/- 5 mg/dL), whereas there was no improvement in BMI or other measurements. The participants in the lean group showed no change in their anthropometric and serum parameters. A multicomponent wellness intervention resulted in a significant increase of cardioprotective HDL-C levels, which have been associated with coronary health in adulthood.
Olga T Hardy; Jean Wiecha; Albert Kim; Carlos Salas; Rayna Briceno; Kwesi Moody; Joan Becker; Greer Glazer; Carol Ciccarelli; Ling Shi; Laura L Hayman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0334-018X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Endocrinol. Metab.     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-10     Completed Date:  2012-05-31     Revised Date:  2013-01-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508900     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  79-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01605, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Body Mass Index
Cholesterol, HDL / blood*
Dyslipidemias / blood*
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Overweight / blood*
Patient Education as Topic*
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cholesterol, HDL

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