Il sovrappeso nel percorso chirurgico, proposta per un trattamento dietetico compatibile
A VERY LOW CALORIES PROTEINATED DIET
Aim. The very low calorie proteinated diet
essentially supplies low content of carbohydrates
and lipids, but higher proteins intake
to produce quick weight loss.
Methods. We selected 30 patients with Body
Mass Index (BMI) 30-50 submitted to a high
protein-low calories diet for 40 days; the calories
supplied were in the range of 800-1200
accordingly to individual workload, and urgent
weight loosing needs.
Results. After 40 diet days we observed in
all the patients definite weight loss and improvements
of glycemia, cretinine, triglycerides,
cholesterol, VLDL, HDL. Systolic and
diastolic blood pressure in hypertense cases
Conclusion. Very low calorie diet is effective
to reduce the weight before surgery, with a
very physiologic approach in terms of microenvironment,
electrolyte balance, lean mass
preservation and absence of weakness and
hunger. Thus, it is an excellent pre- surgery
conditioning, it helps wound healing and patients postoperative recovery.