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Controlled clinical trial of two weight reducing diets in a NHS hospital dietetic outpatient clinic - a pilot study.
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PMID:  12662366     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Outpatient dietary weight reduction for obesity is unsatisfactory. The objective of this study was to compare the efficacy of an energy prescription diet with usual care (a healthy eating diet) in adult overweight patients referred to a NHS hospital dietetic outpatient clinic, in terms of weight change over 12 weeks. METHODS: Controlled clinical trial (systematic allocation). RESULTS: Of the 53 patients who attended their first appointment, 27 completed the trial. Mean weight loss (kg) after 12 weeks was 4.2 (sd 3.8) on the energy prescription diet (n = 16) and 6.0 (sd 2.8) on the healthy eating diet (n = 11). CONCLUSIONS: Patients on a weight reducing diet based on energy prescription or healthy eating lost, on average, clinically significant amounts of body weight by 12 weeks. Mean weight loss was greater by about 50% in the healthy eating group and supports the development of a larger trial to estimate true effect [corrected].
F C Taylor; L J Irons; P Finn; C D Summerbell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of human nutrition and dietetics : the official journal of the British Dietetic Association     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0952-3871     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hum Nutr Diet     Publication Date:  2003 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-03-28     Completed Date:  2003-07-23     Revised Date:  2007-07-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8904840     Medline TA:  J Hum Nutr Diet     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  85-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dietetic Department, Guisborough General Hospital, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Diet, Reducing*
Energy Intake
Middle Aged
Obesity / diet therapy*
Outpatient Clinics, Hospital*
Patient Satisfaction
Pilot Projects
Weight Loss*
Comment In:
J Hum Nutr Diet. 2007 Jun;20(3):273-4   [PMID:  17539882 ]
Erratum In:
J Hum Nutr Diet. 2003 Jun;16(3):215
Republished in:
J Hum Nutr Diet. 2007 Jun;20(3):270-2   [PMID:  17539881 ]

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