A controlled comparison of three very-low-calorie diets: effects on weight, body composition, and symptoms.

@article{Foster1992ACC,
  title={A controlled comparison of three very-low-calorie diets: effects on weight, body composition, and symptoms.},
  author={Gary D. Foster and Thomas A Wadden and Frank Peterson and K A Letizia and Steven James Bartlett and Alicia M. Conill},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1992},
  volume={55 4},
  pages={811-7}
}
To determine the optimal energy intake of very-low-calorie diets (VLCDs), 76 obese women were randomly assigned, in a double-blind fashion, to one of three liquid-formula diets: 1758 kJ/d (420 kcal/d), 2763 kJ/d (660 kcal/d), or 3349 kJ/d (800 kcal/d). Weight, body composition, symptoms, mood, and acceptability of the diet were assessed throughout the 6-mo study. There were no significant differences in weight losses or changes in body composition among the three dietary conditions at the end… CONTINUE READING

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