Journal article

Translational study of obesity management using the Diabetes Prevention Program “Group Lifestyle Balance” in primary care clinics and public hospitals from Mexico: study protocol

RG Díaz-Zavala a,*,, B Armenta-Guirado, T Martínez-Contreras, M Candia-Plata, J Esparza-Romero, R Martínez-Mir, M Haby, ME Valencia

Revista Española de Nutrición Humana y Dietética | Elsevier | Published : 2017


Introduction: Obesity is the main modifiable risk factor for the development of chronic diseases in Mexico. Several randomized controlled trials have shown that intensive lifestyle programs are efficacious for the management of obesity. These programs include frequent sessions (14 or more contacts in the first 6 months) focused on diet and physical activity and use a behavior change protocol. However, most Mexican primary care clinics and public hospitals apply traditional treatments for obesity management with limited results on weight loss. The purpose of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) “Group Lifestyle Balance” for weight loss among adul..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We thank to the University of Sonora for funding this project. Special thanks to Dr. Ramon Enrique Robles Zepeda (Director, Division of Biological and Health Sciences) and to Dra. Adriana Garibay Escobar (Head, Department of Chemical and Biological Sciences) for their support and resources to implement the study. Special thanks to Rocio Ayala for technical support on writing in English the first version of the manuscript.