Effects of a metabolic syndrome self-management programme for women with pre-diabetes

Sununta Youngwanichsetha, Sasitorn Phumdoung, Eugenio Cersosimo

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

Abstract

Background Metabolic syndrome is known to be a risk factor for developing type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and several health complications. Objective To examine the effects of a metabolic syndrome self-management programme for women with pre-diabetes. Methods The study was an RCT. Data were analysed for 170 participants, who had been randomly assigned to either an intervention (n = 85) or a control (n = 85) group. The participants in the intervention group practised a self-management programme composed of eating traditional southern Thai foods and 30-min brisk walking each day for 24 weeks; the control group received usual care. Main outcomes were evaluated at 12 and 24 weeks. Results At 12 weeks, there was a significant decrease in fasting plasma glucose and triglycerides in the intervention group (P < 0.05). At 24 weeks, there were statistically significant reductions in body-weight, body-mass index, waist circumference, blood pressure, fasting plasma glucose and triglycerides among participants in the intervention group (P < 0.05). No significant difference in HDL-cholesterol levels was found. Conclusions Traditional southern Thai foods and brisk walking appear to benefit glycaemic control and lipid profiles among women with pre-diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)74-80
Number of pages7
JournalFocus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015

Keywords

  • Dyslipidaemia
  • lifestyle modification
  • metabolic syndrome
  • pre-diabetes
  • self-management programme

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and alternative medicine

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Effects of a metabolic syndrome self-management programme for women with pre-diabetes'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this