Adding access to online meal plans and monitoring to a structured weight loss program with resistance-exercise promotes more positive changes in triglycerides Conference Paper uri icon


  • 48 sedentary women (44.810 yr, 44.84% body fat, 33.96 kg/m2) were randomized to participate in the Curves Complete weight loss and exercise program for 12wks with (CCOS) and without (CCNS) online support that provided access to meal plans and progress monitoring. Fasting blood samples were obtained at 0, 4, 8, & 12 wks and analyzed by MANOVA. Data are presented as changes from baseline after 4, 8, and 12 wks for the CCOS and CCNS groups, respectively. Overall MANOVA analysis revealed a significant time (p=0.001) difference with no significant group time effects (p=0.57). Univariate analysis revealed significant time effects for TG, CHL, HDL, and LDL and that participants in the CCOS group experienced greater changes in TG (CCOS 27.121, 24.224, 23.220; CCNS 0.929, 6.122, 6.726 %, p=0.001) with no differences observed among groups in total CHL (CCOS 11.811, 9.19, 7.511; CCNS 6.010, 4.011, 3.610 %, p=0.17), HDLc (CCOS 0.811, 0.311, 5.015; CCNS 3.49, 0.113, 2.515 %, p=0.78), LDLc (CCOS 11.115, 9.213, 7.819; CCNS 7.415, 6.616, 4.711 %, p=0.83) or blood glucose (CCOS 2.210, 1.98, 2.412; CCNS 1.214, 1.612, 0.615 %, p=0.75). Results indicate that adding online access to meal plans and monitoring can promote more favorable changes in TG during a structured weight loss program with resistancebased exercise.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Levers, K., Lockard, B., Baetge, C., Galvan, E., Jagim, A., Simbo, S., ... Kreider, R.

citation count

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complete list of authors

  • Levers, K||Lockard, B||Baetge, C||Galvan, E||Jagim, A||Simbo, S||Byrd, M||Jung, YP||Oliver, JM||Koozehchian, M||Dalton, R||Khanna, D||Sanchez, B||Kresta, JY||Horrell, K||Leopold, T||Cho, M||Springer, S||Rivera, A||Cerda, C||Rasmussen, C||Kreider, R

publication date

  • April 2013