[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1072771]
Brief description Very low energy diets (VLED) are increasingly used to treat obesity. Of concern is the fact that VLED induce adaptive responses that can inhibit loss of, and promote regain of, abdominal fat while decreasing lean body mass, muscle strength and bone density. This project will therefore determine whether VLEDs could have negative effects on body composition that increase the risk of metabolic disease, sarcopenia or osteoporosis, and if so, what mechanisms are involved.
Funding Amount $AUD 316,450.00
Funding Scheme Early Career Fellowships
Peter Doherty Biomedical ECF