Journal article

Abdominal obesity reduction in indigenous men.

G Egger, G Fisher, S Piers, K Bedford, G Morseau, S Sabasio, B Taipim, G Bani, M Assan, P Mills

Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord | Published : 1999

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of a men's 'waist loss' program over one year in Indigenous men. DESIGN: Pre-and post-test measurements of 47 Indigenous men on four island groups in the Torres Strait region of Northern Australia involved in a version of the 'GutBuster' program, modified by and for Indigenous men. RESULTS: Weight, waist and hip size of 47 men, and body fat estimated from electrical impedence measures of 27 men, were compared at baseline, after approx 2 months, approx 6 months and approx one year. Average weight loss was 3.3 kg (3.5%), and waist loss 4.0 cm (3.5%). The average percentage decrease in fat mass (FM) was 10.8%. An environmental audit technique highlighted ..

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