DROPLET: Low-energy total diet replacement
Results of a trial testing the effectiveness of GP referral to a low energy total diet replacement programme
The DROPLET found that patients on a Total Diet Replacement (TDR) Programme lost 10.7kg of weight over the course of the study, which is over three times as much as those who were given usual care.
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Doctor Referral of Overweight People to Low Energy total diet replacement Treatment (DROPLET): pragmatic randomised controlled trial
Astbury NM et al