Cuidando El Corazon - A weight-reduction intervention for Mexican Americans

John P. Foreyt, Amelie G Ramirez, Jennifer H. Cousins

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Abstract

Cuidando El Corazon (CEC; Taking Care of Your Heart) was designed to assess the effectiveness of a culturally adapted weight-reduction and exercise program for achieving long-term weight loss in Mexican Americans. CEC used a family-oriented approach to achieve lifestyle change in behavior. Participants were assigned to 1) a booklet-only comparison group that received a manual including behavior change, nutrition, and exercise information and traditional recipes modified in fat content; 2) an individual group that received the same manual and attended year-long classes; or 3) a family group that received a manual and attended classes that emphasized techniques for making changes in the family's eating and exercising habits. The family and individual groups had significantly greater weight losses than the information-only group. Weight loss was greatest in the family-involvement group and least in the information-only comparison group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume53
Issue numberSUPPL. 6
StatePublished - Jun 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Mexican Americans
Weight Loss
weight loss
behavior change
exercise
Exercise
Weight Reduction Programs
Pamphlets
lifestyle
Feeding Behavior
heart
lipid content
ingestion
Life Style
nutrition
Fats

Keywords

  • Culturally adapted obesity treatment
  • Mexican American treatment of obesity
  • Obesity
  • Weight reduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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Cuidando El Corazon - A weight-reduction intervention for Mexican Americans. / Foreyt, John P.; Ramirez, Amelie G; Cousins, Jennifer H.

In: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 53, No. SUPPL. 6, 06.1991.

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