VLCD plus dietary and behavioural support versus support alone in the treatment of severe obesity. A randomised two-year clinical trial

@article{Torgerson1997VLCDPD,
  title={VLCD plus dietary and behavioural support versus support alone in the treatment of severe obesity. A randomised two-year clinical trial},
  author={J Torgerson and L Lissner and A K Lindroos and H Kruijer and L Sj{\"o}str{\"o}m},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={1997},
  volume={21},
  pages={987-994}
}
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether 12 initial weeks on a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) included in a two-year support program is associated with better long term weight loss maintenance than a dietary and behavioural support program alone. Additionally, to identify characteristics associated with successful treatment or attrition, which can be used in selecting individuals likely to respond to VLCD-programs. DESIGN: Randomised clinical trial. SETTING: Two Swedish out-patient clinics. SUBJECTS: 113… CONTINUE READING

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