Next Article in Journal
Dietary Habits Had No Relationship with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Analysis Utilizing Quantitative Data about Dietary Intakes
Next Article in Special Issue
Systematic Review: Effect of Health Education Intervention on Improving Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Adolescents on Malnutrition
Previous Article in Journal
Association of Empirical Dietary Atherogenic Indices with All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality in a Multi-Ethnic Adult Population of the United States
Previous Article in Special Issue
Food Safety Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of Brazilian Food Truck Food Handlers
Open AccessArticle

Effectiveness of the Diabetes Prevention Program for Obesity Treatment in Real World Clinical Practice in a Middle-Income Country in Latin America

1
Department of Health Sciences, University of Sonora, Blvd. Bordo Nuevo S/N, Blvd. Antiguo Ejido Providencia, Cajeme, Sonora 85010, Mexico
2
Department of Chemical and Biological Sciences, University of Sonora, Blvd. Luis Encinas y Rosales S/N. Hermosillo, Sonora 83000, Mexico
3
Department of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Sonora, Blvd. Luis Encinas y Rosales S/N. Hermosillo, Sonora 83000, Mexico
4
Diabetes Research Units, Department of Public Nutrition and Health, Research Center for Food and Development CIAD, A.C., Camino Gustavo Enrique Astiazarán Rosas No. 46 Col. La Victoria. Hermosillo, Sonora 83000, Mexico
5
Department of Psychology and Communication, University of Sonora, Blvd. Luis Encinas y Rosales S/N. Hermosillo, Sonora 83000, Mexico
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Contributed equally.
Nutrients 2019, 11(10), 2324; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu11102324
Received: 15 August 2019 / Accepted: 15 September 2019 / Published: 1 October 2019
The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is effective for the prevention of type 2 diabetes by weight loss with diet and physical activity. However, there is little evidence as to whether this program could be translated into real-world clinical practice in Latin American countries. The objective of this work was to evaluate the effectiveness of the DPP for the management of overweightness and obesity at 6 and 12 months in clinical practice in Mexico. This was a non-controlled intervention study implemented in five public clinics in northern Mexico. Two hundred and thirty-seven adults aged 45.7 ± 9.9 years with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 34.4 ± 5.4 kg/m2 received group sessions with an adaptation of the DPP, in addition to nutrition counseling. One hundred and thirty-three (56%) participants concluded the 6 month phase. They showed a significant weight loss, ranging from 2.76 ± 4.76 to 7.92 ± 6.85 kg (p ≤ 0.01) in the clinics. The intention-to-treat analysis showed a more conservative weight loss. Participant retention at the end of 12 months was low (40%). The implementation of the DPP in different public clinics in Mexico was effective in the management of obesity in the short term, but better strategies are required to improve participant retention in the long term. View Full-Text
Keywords: obesity treatment; weight loss; lifestyle interventions; effectiveness; diabetes prevention; Mexico; Latin America obesity treatment; weight loss; lifestyle interventions; effectiveness; diabetes prevention; Mexico; Latin America
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Armenta-Guirado, B.; Martínez-Contreras, T.; Candia-Plata, M.C.; Esparza-Romero, J.; Martínez-Mir, R.; Haby, M.M.; Valencia, M.E.; Díaz-Zavala, R.G. Effectiveness of the Diabetes Prevention Program for Obesity Treatment in Real World Clinical Practice in a Middle-Income Country in Latin America. Nutrients 2019, 11, 2324.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Search more from Scilit
 
Search
Back to TopTop