VLCD


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VLCD

Very-low-calorie diet. See Diet.
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VLCD

Abbreviation for very-low-calorie diets.
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Participants had followed a VLCD for a mean of 2.2[+ or -]3.9 years; the mean daily carbohydrate intake was 36[+ or -]15 g.
VLCDs are considered a reasonable option when weighed against the risk of obesity (BMI > 30).
Weight reduction was induced by a protein-sparing VLCD of approximately 800 kcal daily consisting of liquid beverages (Nutrimed-Plus, Robard Corp., Mount Laurel, NJ, USA; each serving contains 200 kcal, 6 g of fat, 26 g of protein, and 10 g of carbohydrate) alone or in combination with lean beef, fish, or poultry and daily fluid intake at a minimum of 2 L.
RESULTS: The men lost on average 16.3 +/- 4.5 kg during a 9-week very low-calorie diet (VLCD) and maintained 14.3 +/- 9.1 kg weight loss after a 12-month maintenance period (vs.
Several studies show that if you lose 20% of your body weight on a very low-calorie diet (VLCD) over 6 months compared with 10% of your body weight on a gradual weight-loss plan during the same period, over the long term you end up in the same place.
life short as from calorie diet (vlcd) plan, surviving on just 500 calories a day - a quarter of the intake she was used to.
(14) conducted a study with 383 individuals and in the initial eight-week lead-in period a very low calorie diet (VLCD) was prescribed.
Female obese volunteers participating in a double blind study, and submitted to the administration of an oral presentation of hCG (Human Choriogonadotropin) plus a VLCD (Very Low Calorie Diet), decreased specific body circumferences and skinfold thickness from conspicuous body areas more efficiently than Placebo+VLCD-treated subjects.
Because of the need for rapid weight reduction, a novel inpatient approach to weight loss was adopted, using a very-low-calorie diet (VLCD) and multidisciplinary team management.
Analysis of weight loss outcomes using VLCD in black and white overweight and obese women with and without metabolic syndrome.
But Professor Iain Broom, of Robert Gordon's University in Aberdeen, said: "A Very Low Calorie Diet - VLCD - used under medical supervision is a safe and effective way for the obese person to lose weight."