Very low energy diets in the treatment of obesity
Aim The overall objective of this thesis was to evaluate effects and side-effects of very low energy diets (VLEDs), as well as to characterise treatment discontinuation. Specific objectives were to evaluate weight loss as treatment option for patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA; Study I&II); to assess the risk of gallstones requiring hospital care, and cholecystectomy, in a commercial weight loss programme using VLED or low energy diet (LED; Study III); and to characterise discontinuation patterns in obesity treatment programmes by analysing data from anti-obesity drug trials (Study IV).
Dataunderlaget har bland annat hämtats från Itrims hälsodatabas.
Källa:Studies of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, Side-Effects, and Treatment Discontinuation Kari Johansson, Karolinska Institutet (pdf)