Body Composition Rate Results after Acupuncture and Diet Applications in Women with Obesity Patients

Authors

  • Hayriye Alp Necmettin Erbakan Üniversitesi, GETAT Merkezi, Konya, hayriyebalp@yahoo.com Orcid: 0000-0002-7262-2234

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46291/wwsj.v5i5.23

Keywords:

obesity, women, body composition, acupuncture

Abstract

Obesity is a disease defined by excessive fat storage in the body. It is an energy balance problem; the increase in body fat is caused by an imbalance between energy intake and energy expenditure.

Method/participants: The present study was a cross-sectional study conducted in 2019 in xxx University’s GETAT Center). Patients aged between 18–65 years with a BMI > 25 were included in the study.

Exclusion Criteria: Pregnant women, breastfeeding patients , susceptible demographics (acute coronary insufficiency, immunodeficiency, severe psychotic disorder, liver and kidney failure), and those who could not give consent were not included in the study. Weight, BMI, and metabolic age values were measured with a Tanita device; the same diagnostic device was used for all patients. Both body and ear acupuncture were performed.

Results: A t-test was applied to pre- and post-acupuncture measurement values. After acupuncture, the waist circumference of the participants decreased significantly (p < 0.005). The BMI of the participants also decreased significantly after acupuncture (p < 0.005).

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Published

2020-07-12

How to Cite

Hayriye Alp. (2020). Body Composition Rate Results after Acupuncture and Diet Applications in Women with Obesity Patients. WORLD WOMEN STUDIES JOURNAL, 5(5), 25-31. https://doi.org/10.46291/wwsj.v5i5.23

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