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Study of the role of nutrition education in the process of weight loss.

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Author(s): Jafri, A. | Jabari, M. | Hibbi, N. | Delpeuch, F. | Derouiche, A.

Journal: Nutrición Clínica y Dietética Hospitalaria
ISSN 0211-6057

Volume: 32;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 57;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Nutrition education | obesity | overweight | women | Morocco.

ABSTRACT
Objective: Our study aims to assess the effectiveness of nutrition education in fighting overweight and obesity. Methods: The study enrolled healthy adult women from Casablanca, Morocco with overweight or obesity. 96 women participated to the study, but only 52 participated to the end. Participants were randomized into 3 groups: control group (CG), group 1 (G1 participatedto a seminar of nutrition education), and group 2 (G2 participated to 2 follow-up sessions per month).Anthropometric measurements and body composition were taken at the baseline and after 12 weeks of the beginning of the study.Results: Both participating groups showed a significant decrease in weight after the 12 weeks, (G2: 3.2 kg ± 0.65 (p
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