Andrea Plazzi
University of Bologna
Publications 2
#1Federico PontiH-Index: 9
#2Andrea Plazzi (UNIBO: University of Bologna)H-Index: 1
Last.Alberto BazzocchiH-Index: 18
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Objective: The amount of lean and fat tissues in different body compartments is likely to drive the cardiovascular risk. The longitudinal effects of changes of lean and fat mass, particularly following weight loss programs, cannot be reliably identified by the sole measurement of anthropometry. We discuss this problem on the basis of data collected in obese females with the use of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), anthropometry and laboratory. Methods: We present longitudinal data in six o...
#1Federico Ponti (UNIBO: University of Bologna)H-Index: 9
#2Valentina Soverini (UNIBO: University of Bologna)H-Index: 5
Last.Alberto BazzocchiH-Index: 18
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Abstract Objective Changes in body composition during weight loss programs might have a significant effect on long-term results. The aim of this study was to test these changes by dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) in obese women enrolled into two different weight loss medical programs. Methods We prospectively studied 71 women assigned to either an intensive 3-mo cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) or a 1-mo nutritional counseling plan (NCP). All patients underwent DXA whole-body scan before...
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