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Title: Safe year-long use of a very-low-calorie diet for the treatment of severe obesity.
Authors: Sumithran, Priya;Proietto, Joseph
Affiliation: Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Issue Date: 17-Mar-2008
Citation: Medical Journal of Australia; 188(6): 366-8
Abstract: We report the case of a 59-year-old severely obese man with coexisting type 2 diabetes, hypertension and dyslipidaemia who was treated with a very-low-calorie diet (VLCD) program for 12 months. He continued to lose weight during the treatment, with marked improvement in his comorbidities and no adverse effects. This case demonstrates that prolonged use of a VLCD under close medical supervision is safe and effective in certain obese patients.
Internal ID Number: 18341463
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Body Weight
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
Diet, Reducing
Energy Intake
Middle Aged
Obesity, therapy
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