regional differences in efficacy across eight European cities
The efficacy of low-calorie diets (LCDs) has not been investigated in large-scale studies or among people from different regions, who are perhaps unaccustomed to such methods of losing weight. The aim of the present study was to investigate changes in obesity measures among overweight/obese adults from eight European cities (from Northern, Central and Southern Europe) during the 8-week LCD phase of the DiOGenes study (2006-2007), a family-based, randomised, controlled dietary intervention.
Swiss Medical Weekly, 2013, Vol 143
Adult; Body Composition; Body Mass Index; Caloric Restriction; Chi-Square Distribution; Europe; Female; Geography; Humans; Male; Obesity; Patient Dropouts; Statistics, Nonparametric; Urban Population; Waist Circumference; Waist-Hip Ratio; Weight Loss; Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't