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Effects of Greenselect Phytosome® on weight maintenance after weight loss in obese women: a randomized placebo-controlled study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, July 2016
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Title
Effects of Greenselect Phytosome® on weight maintenance after weight loss in obese women: a randomized placebo-controlled study
Published in
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, July 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12906-016-1214-x
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Authors

Luisa Gilardini, Lucia Pasqualinotto, Francesco Di Pierro, Paolo Risso, Cecilia Invitti

Abstract

Most subjects regain weight after weight loss due to compensatory adaptations finalized to maintain stable body energy stores. Green tea (GT) preparations, which help maintain energy expenditure while dieting could be a useful strategy to facilitate weight maintenance. The usefulness of GT preparations in weight maintenance has been poorly studied so far with conflicting results. This study evaluated if a supplement of GSP and piperine helps obese women to maintain the weight loss obtained with a 3-month lifestyle intervention. In a randomized placebo-controlled study, we examined whether a highly bioavailable GT extract may counteract weight regain after weight loss. Forty obese women (age 50.1 ± 10.1 years, Body Mass Index (BMI) 36.3 ± 2.7 kg/m(2)) underwent a 3-month lifestyle intervention. At the end of the intervention, the women were randomized in two groups for the weight-maintenance phase: 20 of them were prescribed twice a day, for 3 months, with a formula containing 150 mg/dose of Greenselect Phytosome® and 15 mg/dose of pure piperine (GSP group), and 20 were given placebo (P group). Anthropometric measures and body composition were measured before (V-3) and after lifestyle intervention (V0), 1 (V1), 2 (V2), and 3 (V3) months after prescribing supplements and 3 months following the discontinuation of supplements (V6). Lifestyle intervention induced a significant weight reduction in both groups with similar weight change (-6.2 ± 2.6 in GSP group vs. -4.8 ± 3.1 % in P group). In the GSP group, V1 in comparison to V0, had further reduction in weight and fat mass, which remained stable at V2 and V3 and increased at V6. In the P group, weight and fat mass increased from V2 onwards. Weight changes in GSP group and P group from V0 to V3 were -1.0 kg (95 % CI -2.5 to +0.5) and + 0.3 kg (95 % CI -0.9 to +1.6), respectively. The proportion of women with weight loss ≥ 5 % was greater in the GSP group than in the P group (75 % vs. 45 % at V1, and 60 % vs. 30 % at V6, p < 0.05 for both groups). Greenselect Phytosome® devoid of caffeine may have a clinical potential for the maintenance of weight after intentional weight loss. Clinicaltrials.gov NCT02542449 (September 2015).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 2 3%
Unknown 78 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 15 19%
Student > Bachelor 12 15%
Researcher 6 8%
Other 6 8%
Student > Postgraduate 6 8%
Other 19 24%
Unknown 16 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 20%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 16%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 9 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 6%
Other 9 11%
Unknown 22 28%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 81. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 September 2020.
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