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Volpe, R. and Cicero, A.F.G. (2014) Recent Advance in Cardiology: Non-Pharmacological Treatment of Hypercholesterolemia. In: Milei, J. and Ambrosio, G., Eds., Nova Science Publishers Inc., New York, 25-54.

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  • TITLE: Replacement Meal: Effectiveness of a Soluble Powder Rich in Fibers and at Low Glycemic Index in Overweight but Not in Obese Patients

    AUTHORS: Volpe Roberto, Abdulkader Bisan, Pacioni Fabrizio, Reggiani Francesco, Schiavetto Emanuela

    KEYWORDS: Overweight, Obesity, Cardiovascular Risk, Functional Foods, Replacement Meal

    JOURNAL NAME: Food and Nutrition Sciences, Vol.8 No.6, June 9, 2017

    ABSTRACT: Active lifestyle and qualitative and quantitative diets are the best way to lose weight. In our study we have assessed the effectiveness and tolerability of a soluble powder rich in fibers and at low glycemic index and used, with a portion of fresh fruit, as replacement meal (for a total calorie intake ranging from a minimum of about 130 kcal to a maximum of 260 kcal) in 52 overweight/obese subjects of the outpatient clinic of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) of Rome already in treatment with a low-fat low-carbohydrates qualitative diet. The study was a parallel, prospective trial of two randomized sample groups, “intervention” (26 subjects) and “control” (26 subjects). After 8 weeks, the treatment based on the replacement meal has improved the results obtained through the qualitative diet alone above all in the overweight subjects: 11/16, versus only 2/16 in the control group, became ranged within normal weight. On the contrary, the majority of obese subjects didn’t change their BMI classification suggesting that, in case of obesity, a controlled quantitative correction with weighing food portions could be a better strategy than low-calorie replacement meal.