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A clinical assessment of Modifast in U.K. general practice.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6393108     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Between April and October 1983, 443 subjects were offered a month's course of Modifast by their general practitioners. Modifast is a very low calorie formula diet containing 1.7MJ (410 kcal) and 70g protein per day. Results available on 335 of these individuals indicate that 217 completed a four week course and achieved an average weight loss of 6.6 kg, whilst those that did not complete the course achieved a 2.6 kg weight loss. Concurrent disease was present in 44.5% of subjects. The product was rated on average, tolerable, but side effects, albeit generally minor and transient, were reported by one third. Nearly two-thirds of the initially hypertensive patients became normotensive. Modified fasting is an acceptable and effective initial approach to weight loss in general practice.
A J Isaacs; P S Parry
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Postgraduate medical journal     Volume:  60 Suppl 3     ISSN:  0032-5473     ISO Abbreviation:  Postgrad Med J     Publication Date:  1984  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-02-21     Completed Date:  1985-02-21     Revised Date:  2009-10-22    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0234135     Medline TA:  Postgrad Med J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  74-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure
Body Weight
Clinical Trials as Topic
Energy Intake
Food, Formulated* / adverse effects
Middle Aged
Obesity / diet therapy*

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