Improving weight loss by intermittent use of very low energy diet: the TANGO Diet Trial (Temporary phases of Accelerated weight loss for Noticeably Greater Outcomes) [ 2017 - 2021 ]

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Researchers: A/Pr Amanda Salis (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Tania Markovic Prof Nuala Byrne

Brief description Very low energy diet (VLED) is being increasingly used for the treatment of obesity, but the resultant weight loss is usually transient, partly because it induces powerful adaptive responses that inhibit weight loss and promote regain. We have shown that 'taking a break from dieting' for 2 weeks reduces these adaptive responses. In this project we will thus test whether weight loss outcomes with VLED can be improved via intermittent use, where periods on the VLED are alternated with 'breaks'.

Funding Amount $AUD 822,292.95

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Notes Standard Project Grant

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