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Obesity

Information for healthcare professionals on obesity including guidelines, protocols and evidence on the use of VLCDs.

Mustajoki et al. 2001. Very low energy diets in the treatment of obesity

Very low energy diets in the treatment of obesity

This review paper explores the properties and current status of very low energy diets (VLEDs) in the management of obesity.  VLEDs are defined as diets which contain energy levels of less than 3.4MJ (800kcal) per day and contain daily allowances of all essential nutritional requirements and have been used in clinical settings for over 20 years.