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Factors Associated With Long-Term Weight Loss and Weight Maintenance: Analysis of a Comprehensive Workplace Wellness Program.
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PMID:  22005396     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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OBJECTIVE:: To examine factors associated with long-term weight loss and maintenance for participants of a comprehensive workplace wellness program. METHODS:: Data came from Health Risk Assessments completed by 89,746 overweight and obese persons between 2005 and 2010 to examine the association between demographics, improved nutrition, improved exercise and reduced stress and odds of weight loss and weight maintenance, as well as changes in bodyweight at 1 year follow-up. Generalized estimating equations were used to estimate coefficients of interest while controlling for confounds. RESULTS:: Factors significantly associated with increased odds and amount of weight loss were male gender, older age, reduced psychosocial stress, improved nutrition, and increased exercise when combined with improved nutrition. CONCLUSIONS:: Comprehensive workplace wellness programs that address weight management through an integrated stress management approach can be effective in addressing the obesity epidemic.
Authors:
Osayi E Ovbiosa-Akinbosoye; D Adam Long
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1536-5948     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9504688     Medline TA:  J Occup Environ Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Onlife Health, Inc, Brentwood, Tenn.
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