Very Low Energy Diets

This webinar provides an introduction to the Very Low Energy Diet (VLED) - a clinically supervised diet plan that involves eating about 800 calories a day or fewer.

This follows a study by Newcastle University that found that a very low energy diet was effective in reversing the symptoms of type 2 diabetes.

This webinar is catered to healthcare professionals, including GPs, dietitians and other allied healthcare professionals.

The main points covered in the webinar include:

Update on the evidence for the use of very low and low energy diets (VLED/LED)

New data regarding about dietitian’s views and experiences of using VLED/LED in clinical practice

Learn how to incorporate VLED/LED into you service.

A VLED should only be done under the supervision of a healthcare professional.

Meet the Speaker

Dr Adrian Brown (twitter @brownadey) is a NIHR Lecturer and Research Fellow in the Centre of Obesity Research at University College London. He is also a senior Specialist Weight Management and Bariatric dietitian with over 15 years of clinical experience and a PhD in Medicine from Imperial College London.

Adrian helped set up the dietetic services within a regional weight management service where he was the dietetic service lead. He also designed a series of innovative specialist group sessions for patients within a Tier-3 specialist weight management service, with his evaluation of these groups being one of the few published papers evaluating Tier 3 services within the UK.

His research interests centre around obesity, type 2 diabetes, bariatric surgery, weight stigma and the use of formula-based diets in different patient populations.

He is Vice Chair of the Specialist Obesity Group for the British Dietetic Association, an Honorary Academic for Public Health England Obesity and Healthy Weight Team, on the strategic council for APPG on Obesity and is on the scientific council of the British Nutrition Foundation.

Very Low Energy Diets
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