The aim of our study was to determine if regain of body weight increases visceral fat in obese women and if regain of weight has a different effect upon pre- and postmenopausal women, Twenty obese women (11 pre- and 9 postmenopausal) underwent a very low energy diet (VLED) for 2 weeks to lose weight. They then regained body weight in spite of the recommended hypocaloric diet, No significant modifications in body fat distribution indexes were Pound by computed tomography between VLED and after regain of weight, No significant changes were found in metabolic variables, No interactions between menopausal status and regain of body weight were observed, in conclusion, regain of weight does not seem to cause an increase in visceral fat; both pre- and postmenopausal women showed the same body fat distribution before weight loss and after regain of weight.

Effect of regain of body weight on regional body fat distribution: comparison between pre- and postmenopausal obese women

Zamboni, M;Bosello, O
1996-01-01

Abstract

The aim of our study was to determine if regain of body weight increases visceral fat in obese women and if regain of weight has a different effect upon pre- and postmenopausal women, Twenty obese women (11 pre- and 9 postmenopausal) underwent a very low energy diet (VLED) for 2 weeks to lose weight. They then regained body weight in spite of the recommended hypocaloric diet, No significant modifications in body fat distribution indexes were Pound by computed tomography between VLED and after regain of weight, No significant changes were found in metabolic variables, No interactions between menopausal status and regain of body weight were observed, in conclusion, regain of weight does not seem to cause an increase in visceral fat; both pre- and postmenopausal women showed the same body fat distribution before weight loss and after regain of weight.
weight cycle
body fat distribution
computed tomography
Adipose Tissue
Blood Glucose
Cholesterol
Diet, Reducing
Energy Intake
Female
Humans
Insulin
Obesity
Prospective Studies
Body Constitution
Postmenopause
Premenopause
Weight Gain
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