VLCD


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VLCD

Very-low-calorie diet. See Diet.

VLCD

Abbreviation for very-low-calorie diets.
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VLCDs are considered a reasonable option when weighed against the risk of obesity (BMI > 30).
Moreover, to prevent any possible influence of acute effects specifically associated to any VLCD program in the adaptation phase (first 5-7 days), we additionally evaluated with separate MANOVA analyses the differences between groups and within subjects in the course of the last four treatment's weeks.
Medical staff managed the patient's chronic health problems and monitored for possible metabolic, biochemical or physical effects of VLCD treatment.
New data presented at the meeting juxtaposed 10 individuals participating in a clinic-based VLCD program and 10 people interested in weight loss but not involved in such a program.
Las VLCD solo son parte de un programa de reduccion de peso y para que sean mas eficaces deben combinarse con educacion sobre la nutricion, asesoria psicologica, ejercicio y terapeutica conductual.
VLCDs help individuals lose weight more quickly than is usually possible with low-calorie diets (see page 8).
3] During the 38th annual symposium of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, Neiman [4] stated that VLCD is appropriate in cases of moderate obesity, 41% or more over suggested body weight.
At the end of the year-long trial, the average weight loss for the VLCD was 31kg (68lb), compared to just four kg (nine lb) for the low carb/high protein diet - one of the country's current fashionable eating fads.