VLCD diet - Dietkcal® (very-low-calorie diet) and its influence on anthropometric and metabolic variations in obese patients Running Head: Influence of Dietkcal® in obese patients / Dieta VLCD - Dietkcal® (dieta muito baixa em calorias) e sua influência sobre as variações antropométricas e metabólicas em pacientes obesos Running Head: Influência do Dietkcal® em pacientes obesos

Carolina Cristina Freitas, Denise Genaro Farinelli Lopes, Beatriz Ohana, Jaqueline Lopes Damasceno


VLCD (dieta de muito baixa caloria) são definidas como dietas de baixa caloria que fornecem entre 450 a 800 kcal por dia e, dada a relevância do VLCD no contexto da obesidade, este estudo realizou uma análise comparativa de pacientes que usaram a dieta VLCD (Dietkcal®) antes e após um período de dois meses, sobre seus parâmetros antropométricos. Trata-se de um estudo descritivo, retrospectivo, quantitativo, com utilização do método de pesquisa documental. Os resultados mostraram que uma perda de peso média correspondente a 7,4 kg pode ser observada no período de dois meses, apresentando significância estatística entre os pesos inicial e final. Em relação aos valores obtidos a partir do percentual de gordura, observamos uma perda total estatisticamente significante de 4,53% no período de dois meses. Em relação à diferença apresentada na circunferência da cintura dos pacientes, observou-se diminuição de 2,5 cm no total de dois meses, o que é estatisticamente significativo. O presente estudo contribui trazendo resultados em que uma dieta VLCD pode resultar em perda acentuada de peso, podendo favorecer o perfil metabólico dos pacientes, como a diminuição do percentual de gordura corporal e circunferência da cintura, uma melhora na saúde e qualidade de vida desses pacientes também pode ser destacada.


dieta de muito baixa caloria, obesidade, parâmetros antropométricos, qualidade de vida.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.34119/bjhrv4n5-066


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