Physical activity training for weight loss in Latinas: a controlled trial.

  title={Physical activity training for weight loss in Latinas: a controlled trial.},
  author={Patrick Avila and Melbourne Hovell},
  journal={International journal of obesity and related metabolic disorders : journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  volume={18 7},
This study tested the effects of an exercise and diet modification training program for weight loss among Latinas. Forty four obese women were assigned to an experimental training group (n = 22) or a control (n = 22), at random. One session per week for eight weeks included instruction for diet modification and walking for exercise, and all women were led in 20 min of walking during each session. Instruction was provided by a bi-cultural Spanish-speaking physician. Statistically significant (P… CONTINUE READING

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