Maintenance of cardiovascular risk factor changes among middle-aged women in a lifestyle intervention trial.

@article{SimkinSilverman1998MaintenanceOC,
  title={Maintenance of cardiovascular risk factor changes among middle-aged women in a lifestyle intervention trial.},
  author={Laurey R Simkin-Silverman and Rena R Wing and Miriam A Boraz and Elaine N. Meilahn and Lewis H. Kuller},
  journal={Women's health},
  year={1998},
  volume={4 3},
  pages={255-71}
}
The Women's Healthy Lifestyle Project is a 5-year randomized clinical testing whether a behavioral intervention aimed at lifestyle changes in diet and physical activity can prevent the rise in weight and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-c) observed during menopause. Cardiovascular risk factor and behavioral data from 489 participants (intervention group n = 236; control group n = 253) who attended baseline, 6-month, and 18-month clinical assessments were analyzed to determine how well… CONTINUE READING

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Results indicated that the treatment effect persisted at 18 months for weight , body mass index , total cholesterol , LDL - c , systolic blood pressure ( SBP ) , and glucose levels .
Results indicated that the treatment effect persisted at 18 months for weight , body mass index , total cholesterol , LDL - c , systolic blood pressure ( SBP ) , and glucose levels .
Results indicated that the treatment effect persisted at 18 months for weight , body mass index , total cholesterol , LDL - c , systolic blood pressure ( SBP ) , and glucose levels .
Results indicated that the treatment effect persisted at 18 months for weight , body mass index , total cholesterol , LDL - c , systolic blood pressure ( SBP ) , and glucose levels .
Intervention participants maintained improvements in physical activity , caloric intake , dietary cholesterol , SBP , and glucose levels between 6 and 18 months , although weight , total cholesterol , and LDL - c began to rise during this period .
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