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23% of weight loss on a very-low-calorie diet is lean body mass
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Muscle loss accounts for an average of one-fourth (23.4 percent) of weight loss while on a very-low-calorie diet according to a new review paper from researchers at the Australian Centre for Obesity Research and Education at the Monash Medical School in Melbourne, Australia. This is reduced to an average of 22.5 percent when a very-low-calorie diet is combined with exercise REFERENCE
Chaston T, Dixon JB, O’brien P. Changes in fat-free mass during significant weight loss: A systematic review. Int J Obes (Lond). 2007 May, 31(5):743-50.
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Australian Centre for Obesity Research and Education
Monash Medical School
The Alfred Hospital
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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