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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
J. Grayson Osborne
C. Jay Skidmore
Forty-five obese female volunteers were randomly assigned to one of six experimental groups required to consume their daily food intake according to the following feeding frequencies: (a) three isocaloric meals, (b) six isocaloric meals, (c) three isocaloric vii meals, (d) three meals in the proportion of 1/4:1/4:2/4, (e) six isocaloric meals, and (f) ad libitum (i.e., eight or more isocaloric meals). Members of the first two groups received dietary, nutritional, and exercise management information, while women in the remaining groups received instruction in behavioral control procedures in addition to the aforementioned educative treatment.
Experimental manipulations failed to produce a statistically significant difference in mean weight loss between treatment groups; however, there was a significant negative correlation (r = -.41, p
Weber, Richard Robert, "Effect of Feeding Frequency and Caloric Intake on Weight Reduction in Obese Females" (1976). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 5849.
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