The Effects Of A Vegetarian Diet And Treatment Preference On Biochemical And Dietary Variables

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Burke, L.E., Hudson,A.G., Warziski, M.T., Styn, M.A., Music, E., Elci, O.U., Sereika, S.M., Effects of a vegetarian diet and treatment preference on biochemical and dietary variables in overweight and obese adults: a randomized clinical trail. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Sep; 86 (3): 588-596. doi:17823421
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The purpose of this study was to determine if independent and combined effects of treatment preference and a standard behavioral treatment program with a calorie and fat restricted ovolactovegetarian diet (LOV-D) compared with a calorie and fat restricted standard omnivorous weight loss diet (STD-D). Weight, insulin resistance, serum lipids, and macronutrient intake in overweight and obese adults were compared.
Participants were included if they were between the ages of 18 and 55 years, had a BMI between 27 kg/m2 and 43 kg/m2, were willing to be randomly assigned to one of two treatment preference conditions and one of two dietary conditions. The participants had to be successful in completing a five-day food diary, be willing and able to provide informed consent, have no current medical condition that requires physician supervision of diet or physical activity, or have any physical limitations that restrict exercise abilities. The participants cannot be pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant during the length of the study. The participants cannot be on any medications that might effect weight. Participants must not consume more than four…

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