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DiRECT study results show type 2 diabetes can be put into remission

Total dietary replacement (TDR) plans like the LighterLife Total very-low-calorie diet (VLCD) are proving to be a formidable weapon in the war against type 2 diabetes, with the latest research from Diabetes UK showing that a TDR similar to the LighterLife Total VLCD plan can put type 2 diabetes into remission. The DiRECT study, supported by Diabetes UK’s largest ever research grant of £2.5m, was published in December 2017.

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LighterLife research highlights

As well as being an effective weight loss and maintenance programme for individuals in good health, the LighterLife Total very-low-calorie diet (VLCD) has been shown to be equally effective for those who face additional barriers in achieving weight loss, including those with type 2 diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). It may also be a viable alternative to bariatric surgery.

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LighterLife weight-loss research for VLCD & LCD

Weight loss on the LighterLife Total VLCD averages 3st (19kg) in 12 weeks, which is a clinically significant 18.6% of body weight lost, and success on the VLCD is highly consistent year on year.

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LighterLife weight-management research post-VLCD/LCD

Ongoing support from the LighterLife Management plan helps participants maintain a clinically significant weight loss up to 4 years after initially losing weight on the LighterLife Total VLCD.

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LighterLife intermittent fasting research

Intermittent energy restriction, such as that engendered on the LighterLife Fast intermittent fasting plan, is of considerable interest with regards to its role in weight management. There is also evidence to suggest that energy restriction itself can confer beneficial metabolic changes which are independent to those of weight loss. Our research seeks to explore these areas.

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LighterLife’s psychological approach

LighterLife’s ground-breaking psychological approach recognises that people overeat to meet an emotional rather than a physical need. Through participation in a LighterLife group, individuals are empowered to change their mindset in order to support the lifestyle changes necessary for sustained weight management.

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