Journal article

Review of 3-year outcomes of a very-low-energy diet-based outpatient obesity treatment programme

P Sumithran, LA Prendergast, CJ Haywood, CA Houlihan, J Proietto

CLINICAL OBESITY | JOHN WILEY & SONS INC | Published : 2016

Abstract

Obesity is a complex disorder that requires a multidisciplinary treatment approach. This review evaluated 3-year outcomes of a very-low-energy diet (VLED)-based programme at a tertiary hospital multidisciplinary weight management clinic. Medical records of all patients who agreed to undertake the VLED programme and who did not undergo bariatric surgery during the 3-year follow-up period were examined. Baseline data collection included demographic and anthropometric characteristics, childhood onset of obesity and co-existing medical conditions. Weight was modelled using a linear mixed effects analysis. Logistic regression analyses were used to model the probability of continuing to attend the..

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