very low-calorie diet

very low-calorie diet

A diet that provides 300–700 kcal/day (normal intake is ±2500 kcal/day), which must be supplemented with high-quality protein. Given the risk of death due to intractable cardiac arrhythmias, the diet should be limited in duration.
 
Adverse effects
Orthostatic hypotension due to decreased Na+, decreased norepinephrine secretion, fatigue, hypothermia, cold intolerance, xeroderma, hair loss, dysmenorrhoea.
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If you have heart problems, you need to check with your doctor before embarking on a very low-calorie diet or fasting.
A small study in 2011 suggested a very low-calorie diet can 'reset the clock' for many Type 2 diabetics - but more recently, a slightly larger trial at Newcastle University recently concluded the condition can be reversed in some, but not all, patients.
It is striking to see how a relatively simple intervention of a very low-calorie diet effectively cures Type 2 diabetes," the Daily Express quoted lead author of the study, Dr Sebastiaan Hammer as saying.
Researchers assigned 40 people with mild OSA to a very low-calorie diet and lifestyle counseling, and 41 others to lifestyle counseling alone.
A IT sounds like you are following a very low-calorie diet (less than 1,000 a day) and cutting out essential nutrients, such as protein, fat and carbohydrate, and micronutrients, such as vitamins and minerals.
Information on who should use a very low-calorie diet (VLCD) and the health benefits and possible adverse effects of VLCDs is provided in this fact sheet.
A very low-calorie diet that involves eating 1,000 calories a day or less shouldn't be followed for more than 12 weeks.
If you are diabetic or you are on a very low-calorie diet, you can become hypoglycaemic - your blood sugar is too low.
Very low-calorie diets - below 1,000 calories per day - have a poor long-term success rate.
Very low-calorie diets were first shown to increase the lifespan of rats and monkeys.
Very low-calorie diets prolong life in experimental organisms--and living ones as well.
National Task Force on the Prevention and Treatment of Obesity: very low-calorie diets.