The Effects of Very-Low-Calorie Diets on HDL: A Review

  title={The Effects of Very-Low-Calorie Diets on HDL: A Review},
  author={Catherine Rolland and Iain Broom},
This paper investigates the effects of very-low-calorie diets (VLCDs) used in the treatment of obesity on high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels. Although the studies varied widely in their intervention format, duration, and baseline HDL levels, it would appear that HDL levels usually decrease during active weight loss using a VLCD, but these either return to pre-VLCD levels or improve overall during the weight-maintenance phase. More research needs to be done to determine optimal weight… CONTINUE READING

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