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Treatment of obesity by moderate and severe caloric restriction. Results of clinical research trials.
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PMID:  8363198     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Recent studies of the treatment of obesity by moderate and severe caloric restriction show that patients treated in randomized trials using a conventional 1200 kcal/d reducing diet, combined with behavior modification, lose approximately 8.5 kg in 20 weeks. They maintain approximately two thirds of this weight loss 1 year later. Patients treated under medical supervision using a very-low-calorie diet (400 to 800 kcal/d) lose approximately 20 kg in 12 to 16 weeks and maintain one half to two thirds of this loss in the following year. Both dietary interventions are associated with increasing weight regain over time, although regain can be minimized with the recognition that obesity, in many cases, is a chronic condition that requires continuing care. Patients who participate in a formal weight-loss maintenance program, exercise regularly, or both are likely to achieve the best long-term results.
T A Wadden
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of internal medicine     Volume:  119     ISSN:  0003-4819     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  1993 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-09-27     Completed Date:  1993-09-27     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372351     Medline TA:  Ann Intern Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  688-93     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Syracuse University, New York.
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MeSH Terms
Behavior Therapy
Combined Modality Therapy
Diet, Reducing*
Energy Intake*
Obesity / diet therapy*,  therapy
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Time Factors
Grant Support

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