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Effect of a vegetable-oil emulsion on body composition; a 12-week study in overweight women on a meal replacement therapy after an initial weight loss: a randomized controlled trial
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Geriatrics.
2011 (English)In: European Journal of Nutrition, ISSN 1436-6207, E-ISSN 1436-6215, Vol. 50, no 4, 235-242 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The maintenance of an obtained lower weight level is often found to be difficult. The aim of this study was to determine weight maintenance after an initial weight loss by consumption of a meal replacement with a vegetable-oil emulsion associated with prolonged satiety. After a 6-week weight loss period with very low calorie diet (VLCD), subjects with > 5% body weight (BW) loss were randomized to a 12-week weight maintenance follow-up period, comparing a partial meal replacement diet containing a vegetable-oil emulsion (test) or dairy fat (control). Anthropometric data and safety variables were collected at baseline and after 4, 8 and 12 weeks. A significant weight loss was observed during the 12-week weight maintenance diet in the test and control group, respectively; 1.0 +/- A 2.1 kg (p < 0.05) versus 1.3 +/- A 2.1 kg (p < 0.05) with no significant difference between the groups. Body fat mass (BFM) decreased significantly (p < 0.05) in the test group (-1.7%) compared to the control group (-0.8%). Addition of a vegetable-oil emulsion to a meal replacement weight maintenance program after an initial weight loss using VLCD was associated with decreased BFM by 0.9% without any change in BW between the two groups.

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2011. Vol. 50, no 4, 235-242 p.
Keyword [en]
Weight maintenance, VLCD, Body fat mass, BFM, Body weight, Fat emulsion
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-154909DOI: 10.1007/s00394-010-0131-xISI: 000291038400002PubMedID: 20820791OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-154909DiVA: diva2:422540
Available from: 2011-06-13 Created: 2011-06-13 Last updated: 2011-06-13Bibliographically approved

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