Papadaki, Angeliki4; Linardakis, Manolis4; Plada, Maria4; Larsen, Thomas Meinert12; van Baak, Marleen A5; Lindroos, Anna Karin6; Pfeiffer, Andreas F H7; Martinez, J Alfredo8; Handjieva-Darlenska, Teodora9; Kunešová, Marie10; Holst, Claus13; Saris, Wim H M5; Astrup, Arne14; Kafatos, Anthony4
1 Obesity Research, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Faculty of Science, Københavns Universitet2 Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Københavns Universitet3 Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Faculty of Science, Københavns Universitet4 Department of Social Medicine, Preventive Medicine & Nutrition Clinic, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete5 Department of Human Biology, Nutrition and Toxicology Research Institute Maastricht, University of Maastricht6 MRC Human Nutrition Research, Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, Cambridge7 Department of Clinical Nutrition, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke, Nutheal & Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin8 Department of Physiology and Nutrition, University of Navarra, Pamplona9 Department of Human Nutrition, Dietetics and Metabolic Diseases, National Multiprofile Transport Hospital, Sofia10 Obesity Management Centre, Institute of Endocrinology, Prague11 unknown12 Obesity Research, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Faculty of Science, Københavns Universitet13 Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Københavns Universitet14 Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Faculty of Science, Københavns Universitet
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