Delbridge et al. 2006. State of the science: VLED (Very Low Energy Diet) for obesity
This review paper addresses questions surrounding the use of very low energy diets (VLEDs) for the management of overweight/obesity. It discusses fast versus slow weight loss and long-term results, as well advantages of VLEDs, side effects, and how it should be used. Behavioural change, active follow-up and pharmacotherapy are also discussed for optimal results.