The Effects of Low Calorie Meal and Weight Control Preparation on the Reduction of Body Weight and Visceral Fat in Obese Females

비만여성에서 저열량식사와 체중감량제 섭취에 의한 체중 및 체지방 감소 효과

  • Park, Sun-Mi (Dept. of Food and Nutrition, Chungnam National University) ;
  • Han, Dae-Seok (Food Function Research Division, Korea Food Research Institute) ;
  • Kim, Dong-Woo (En-Bio Technology Co., Ltd.) ;
  • Lee, Sun-Yung (Dept. of Food and Nutrition, Chungnam National University)
  • 박선미 (충남대학교 생활과학대학 식품영양학과) ;
  • 한대석 (한국식품개발연구원) ;
  • 김동우 ((주)엔바이오테크놀로지) ;
  • 이선영 (충남대학교 생활과학대학 식품영양학과)
  • Published : 2004.11.01


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of low calorie meal substitute and weight control preparation containing dietary fibers, ${\alpha}$-amylase inhibitor and hydroxycitrate on the reduction of body weight and visceral fat in obese women. Sixteen pre-menoposal healthy women (age: 20∼50 y, body mass index >25) who were living in the Daejeon area participated in this study. We replaced one meal of the subject with low calorie meal substitute and fed the weight control preparation twice a day for 9 weeks. Anthropometric indices, body composition, dietary intake and stool movements were investigated every 3 weeks during the dietary intervention. The blood was collected before and after the dietary intervention. Results are as follows: 1) The subjects' body weight, body fat, BMI, waist, hip and abdominal adipose tissue decreased gradually and significantly between 3rd and 9th week after intervention. 2) The levels of fasting blood glucose, triglyceride and cholesterol, the indicators of liver dysfunction such as activities of ALT, AST and ALP, and bilirubin level were within a normal range and not affected significantly by dietary intervention. 3) Hemoglobin levels increased significantly and blood urea nitrogen level decreased. 4) Their stool movement was improved 5) Compared with the baseline values, calorie intake decreased by 17.5∼21.9% and the intakes of vitamin A, vitamin B2, folate, Ca, Fe, and Zn were below 80% of Korean RDA. In conclusion, the intake of low calorie meal substitute and weight control preparation could be effective in reduction of body weight and fat mass, improving the stool movement and the general physical symptoms.


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