Resistance to change of adulthood body mass index

Moonseong Heo, M. Faith, A. Pietrobelli

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Numerous weight loss trials show that maintenance of weight loss is extremely difficult to sustain over time in adulthood. Using general population sample of adults whose weights were longitudinally tracked across several decades, we quantified resistance of weight to change by means of body mass index autocorrelation across a series of paired time points. Equations for age-adjusted sex-specific body mass index autocorrelation were developed. We found that body weight is quite resistant to change over years and decades. This finding partially de-mystifies the weight regain observed following intervention that last weeks or months.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1404-1405
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Obesity
Volume26
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2002
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

adulthood
body mass index
Body Mass Index
autocorrelation
Weights and Measures
Weight Loss
weight loss
Body Weight
Maintenance
body weight
gender
Population
sampling

Keywords

  • Body mass index
  • Gender
  • Obesity
  • Weight loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Endocrinology
  • Food Science
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Cite this

Resistance to change of adulthood body mass index. / Heo, Moonseong; Faith, M.; Pietrobelli, A.

In: International Journal of Obesity, Vol. 26, No. 10, 10.2002, p. 1404-1405.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Heo, Moonseong ; Faith, M. ; Pietrobelli, A. / Resistance to change of adulthood body mass index. In: International Journal of Obesity. 2002 ; Vol. 26, No. 10. pp. 1404-1405.
@article{917a374d7efa42e7a0db887fda9c0873,
title = "Resistance to change of adulthood body mass index",
abstract = "Numerous weight loss trials show that maintenance of weight loss is extremely difficult to sustain over time in adulthood. Using general population sample of adults whose weights were longitudinally tracked across several decades, we quantified resistance of weight to change by means of body mass index autocorrelation across a series of paired time points. Equations for age-adjusted sex-specific body mass index autocorrelation were developed. We found that body weight is quite resistant to change over years and decades. This finding partially de-mystifies the weight regain observed following intervention that last weeks or months.",
keywords = "Body mass index, Gender, Obesity, Weight loss",
author = "Moonseong Heo and M. Faith and A. Pietrobelli",
year = "2002",
month = "10",
doi = "10.1038/sj.ijo.0802076",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "26",
pages = "1404--1405",
journal = "International Journal of Obesity",
issn = "0307-0565",
publisher = "Nature Publishing Group",
number = "10",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Resistance to change of adulthood body mass index

AU - Heo, Moonseong

AU - Faith, M.

AU - Pietrobelli, A.

PY - 2002/10

Y1 - 2002/10

N2 - Numerous weight loss trials show that maintenance of weight loss is extremely difficult to sustain over time in adulthood. Using general population sample of adults whose weights were longitudinally tracked across several decades, we quantified resistance of weight to change by means of body mass index autocorrelation across a series of paired time points. Equations for age-adjusted sex-specific body mass index autocorrelation were developed. We found that body weight is quite resistant to change over years and decades. This finding partially de-mystifies the weight regain observed following intervention that last weeks or months.

AB - Numerous weight loss trials show that maintenance of weight loss is extremely difficult to sustain over time in adulthood. Using general population sample of adults whose weights were longitudinally tracked across several decades, we quantified resistance of weight to change by means of body mass index autocorrelation across a series of paired time points. Equations for age-adjusted sex-specific body mass index autocorrelation were developed. We found that body weight is quite resistant to change over years and decades. This finding partially de-mystifies the weight regain observed following intervention that last weeks or months.

KW - Body mass index

KW - Gender

KW - Obesity

KW - Weight loss

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0036797444&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0036797444&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1038/sj.ijo.0802076

DO - 10.1038/sj.ijo.0802076

M3 - Article

C2 - 12355339

AN - SCOPUS:0036797444

VL - 26

SP - 1404

EP - 1405

JO - International Journal of Obesity

JF - International Journal of Obesity

SN - 0307-0565

IS - 10

ER -