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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The team also recruited 21 patients who had undergone bariatric surgery and 22 patients who followed a very low-calorie diet to compare the results of GOP.
To investigate if a very low-calorie diet could be used as a routine treatment for type 2 diabetes, Dr.
The approach follows the Diabetes UK-funded DiRECT trial, where almost half of those who went on a very low-calorie diet achieved remission of their type 2 diabetes after a year.
'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.
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.
"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.
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.
MEPs nonetheless agree with the member states on the need to simplify and clarify the rules on the labelling and the content of food for special medical purposes, food for newborns and young children, and food for low-calorie diets' and very low-calorie diets'.
Very low-calorie diets - below 1,000 calories per day - have a poor long-term success rate.