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    Low calorie diet of 800-1000 calories caused average weight loss of 27.4 lbs in two months


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    Friday, November 07, 2008 1:23 pm Email this article
    People fed a low-calorie diet of 800 to 1,000 calories per day "consisting primarily of shakes and bars" caused an average weight loss of 27.4 pounds in two months according to a new study from Denmark. Subjects

    Subjects: 131 people

    The study finished with 131 overweight and obese people who were 18- to 35-years-old with an average body mass index (BMI) of 31.

     

    Gender

    Gender: 55 men, 76 women

    Subjects included 55 men and 76 women.

     

    Diet Composition

    Diet composition: 40% protein, 40% carbs, 20% fat

    The diet contained approximately 40 percent protein, 40 percent carbohydrates and 20 percent fat.

    REFERENCE

    Due A, Larsen TM, Mu H, Hermansen K, Stender S, Astrup A. Comparison of 3 ad libitum diets for weight-loss maintenance, risk of cardiovascular disease, and diabetes: A 6-mo randomized, controlled trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008 Apr, 87(4):1232-41.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    Arne Astrup
    Department of Human Nutrition
    Centre for Advanced Food Studies
    Faculty of Life Sciences
    University of Copenhagen
    Frederiksberg C, Denmark
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