Prognostic markers for diet-induced weight loss in obese women.

  title={Prognostic markers for diet-induced weight loss in obese women.},
  author={Arne Astrup and Benjamin Buemann and Christian N Gluud and Paul Bennett and Tue Tjur and N. J. Christensen},
  journal={International journal of obesity and related metabolic disorders : journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  volume={19 4},
OBJECTIVE To identify prognostic metabolic and hormonal markers for long-term weight loss outcome in obese women. DESIGN Dietary intervention consisting of 36 weeks treatment by a 4.2 MJ/d low-fat high carbohydrate diet, and follow-up 2 1/2 years after termination of treatment. SETTING Outpatient clinic in Copenhagen. SUBJECTS Forty consecutive female obese patients aged 15 to 62 years. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE Weight loss. RESULTS The maximum weight loss (mean 16.2 kg, 95% CI 14.2-18.2… CONTINUE READING