Structured weight-loss programs: Meta-analysis of weight loss at 24 weeks and assessment of effects of intervention intensity

  • Anderson J
  • Luan J
  • Høie L
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Obesity is increasing in epidemic proportions globally while current therapies continue to be suboptimal. In this investigation, weight loss in obese individuals after 24 weeks with different nutrition interventions was compared. The impact of intervention intensity was assessed. Inclusion criteria were established and a comprehensive literature review was performed. These nutrition interventions were identified and analyzable: meal replacements (MRs); energy-restricted (>1500 kcal/d) diets (ERDs); low-energy (800-1500 kcal/d) diets (LEDs); soy very low energy (

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  • Energy-restricted diet
  • Low-energy diet
  • Meal replacement
  • Obesity
  • Soy
  • Very low energy diet
  • Weight loss

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  • James W. Anderson

  • Jingyu Luan

  • Lars H. Høie

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