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ND DiRECT updates

Discussion in 'Low Calorie Diets' started by bulkbiker, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. kokhongw

    kokhongw I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So how much would it cost the NHS to implement the 3 shakes diet for 5000 participants for 12 weeks?

    Do I hear kaching kaching kaching somewhere?
     
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  2. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Yup. Someone is going to be laughing all the way to the bank... repeatedly :(
     
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    Oldvatr Type 2 · Expert

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    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I just seen:
    The programme, developed mainly under Scottish Health Department funding and now run as a spin-out company from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.

    “Health economics analysis showed that each £1m spent on Counterweight Plus would result in about 360 severely obese patients losing over 15 kg, compared with only about 105 patients if the same £1m were spent on proving lap-band surgery.

    That explains why all the staff are from Robert Gordon University.

    For the first Newcastle Diet study the Newcastle team used a different shake, but as the Robert Gordon University team has already published work on using diet shakes in primary care, it makes sense that the two teams jointly did the DiRECT study.

    Let's remember that the Newcastle research group were only trying to study what happens when people lost weight fast, and were never expecting to be creating a diet. They needed everyone to lose weight at about the same rate, so they could do their weekly experiments.
     
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    #64 ringi, Dec 4, 2018 at 4:39 PM
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2018
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