Longitudinal examinations in the course of dietotherapy of mentally retarded obese in-patients

M. Antal, G. Zajkás, B. Rajháthy, K. Nagy, E. Szántó, M. Thur, E. Dworschák, A. Gergely, M. Bedö, G. Bíró

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Abstract

Mentally retarded obese in-patients were fed by low-energy diet (4.2-4.6 MJ) for 9 months. During this period, an average of 13±4.5 kg loss of body mass occurred in men and 16±2.7 kg in women. Anthropometric measurements were performed before starting the dietotherapy and in the ninth month. Changes of body fat could be followed well when calculated according to BMI. Less reliable results were obtained with skinfold thickness Measurements, presumably due to body deformities. Results of clinical laboratory tests, which were carried out before starting the dietotherapy and in the fourth and seventh months, suggested that a low-energy-containing diet with balanced nutrient content and adequate protein intake did not lrnpair protein metabolism, favourably affected serum triglyceride and cholesterol levels, but resulted in an unfavourable decrease in the HDL-cholesterol content.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-108
Number of pages8
JournalZeitschrift für Ernährungswissenschaft
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 1988

Keywords

  • body size
  • low-energy diet
  • mental retardation
  • obesity
  • serum lipids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Biochemistry

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    Antal, M., Zajkás, G., Rajháthy, B., Nagy, K., Szántó, E., Thur, M., Dworschák, E., Gergely, A., Bedö, M., & Bíró, G. (1988). Longitudinal examinations in the course of dietotherapy of mentally retarded obese in-patients. Zeitschrift für Ernährungswissenschaft, 27(2), 101-108. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02021649