TRABAJOS PRESENTADOS POR EL DR. ALBERTO CORMILLOT Y COLABORADORES EN CONGRESOS INTERNACIONALES

 

THE POSSIBLE WEIGHT

 

A. Cormillot, A. Fuchs, CINO. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The 6th International Congress on Obesity, Kobe Japan, Octobre 1990.

For many obese people it is difficult to maintain the body weight listed in current tales. To obtain a more realistic weight, we developed the following formula considering the age of the patient, time elapsed since the beginning of obesity and the maximum overweight.

Possible Weight (PW) = Ideal Weight (IW) + 0.1 (age-20) + (0.1 x years of obesity) + (0.1 x Maximum Overweight (MOW) in Kg).

This formula was applied to 176 group leaders (all women, 20 to 60 yr old.) who maintained their weight loss for more than 12 months (up to 10 years). Many of them had lost weight beyond the PW, but usually they regained a few kg after some time, and finally they stabilized closer to the PW.

Mean values were.

Mean

SD

Min

Max

Present Weight

62.97

6.49

48.50

79.00

IW (min)

53.90

5.68

43.50

72.01

IW (max)

58.59

4.91

47.50

78.00

PW

62.90

5.85

52.00

78.02


At the same time, the effect of potential predictor variables was assessed by stepwise multiplelinear regresion.

One of the models that fits data best is:

PW = IW + 21.62 x (MOW/IW)

The possibility of predicting a realistic weight as an end-point of treatment, and long-term achievement can reduce the frustrations caused by unattainable goals and may help improve adherence.