Experience and acceptability of diets of varying protein content and glycemic index in an obese cohort: results from the Diogenes trial.

A. McConnon, G.W. Horgan, C. Lawton, J. Stubbs, R. Shepherd, A. Astrup, T. Handjieva-Darlenska, M. Kunesova, T.M. Larsen, A.K. Lindroos, J.A. Martinez, A. Papadaki, A.F. Pfeiffer, M.A. van Baak, M.M. Raats

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Abstract

Background/Objectives:To investigate acceptability and tolerability of different protein and glycemic index (GI) content aimed at weight following a phase of rapid weight loss, as part of a large pan-European intervention trial.Subjects/Methods:The Diogenes study (www.diogenes- consisted of an initial 8-week rapid weight-loss phase (800-1000 followed by a 6-month weight maintenance intervention with five varying in protein and GI content. Measurement of a range of outcomes experience of the Diogenes diets in terms of acceptability, experience were recorded via end of day questionnaires throughout the change during the initial weight loss phase weakly, but positively with acceptability of the programme (r range=-0.08 to 0.2, P</=0.05, four of five dimensions). Success at weight maintenance positively with acceptance of the programme (r range=-0.21 to -0.34, P<0.001, n=540 five dimensions). The diets with higher protein content were more the low protein (LP) diets, however, no differences between the high vs diets were found concerning acceptability and suggest that moderately high protein diets, compared with LP diets, are acceptable diets for weight control in overweight individuals.European Clinical Nutrition advance online publication, 19 June 2013; doi:10.1038/ejcn.2013.99.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)990-995
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume67
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013

Keywords

  • diet acceptability
  • diet tolerability
  • obesity
  • protein
  • glycemic index
  • WEIGHT-LOSS MAINTENANCE
  • FALSE-HOPE SYNDROME
  • HIGH-CARBOHYDRATE
  • BODY-COMPOSITION
  • RANDOMIZED-TRIAL
  • SATIETY
  • FAT
  • APPETITE
  • SATISFACTION
  • EXPECTATIONS

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McConnon, A., Horgan, G. W., Lawton, C., Stubbs, J., Shepherd, R., Astrup, A., Handjieva-Darlenska, T., Kunesova, M., Larsen, T. M., Lindroos, A. K., Martinez, J. A., Papadaki, A., Pfeiffer, A. F., van Baak, M. A., & Raats, M. M. (2013). Experience and acceptability of diets of varying protein content and glycemic index in an obese cohort: results from the Diogenes trial. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 67(9), 990-995. https://doi.org/10.1038/ejcn.2013.99