Research leaders will show how Total Diet Replacement can improve the lives of people with obesity and diabetes in exclusive seminar

Posted On: 14th October 2021

Research leaders will review the use of Total Diet Replacements (TDRs) for weight loss and diabetes remission and prevention in an in-depth webinar set to take place on 27th October. The online seminar will bring together industry, academics and other stakeholders and is hosted by Europe’s leading trade body for formula diet products, TDMR EuropeFree registration is open here. 

The event, “Total Diet Replacement: exploring sustainable weight loss and health benefits, including diabetes remission and prevention” will review the most recent scientific studies on TDR’s effect on reducing body weight and delivering health benefits, and features  expert speakers: TDMR Europe Chair, Prof Anthony Leeds (Parker Institute, Frederiksberg Hospital, Copenhagen), Dr Nerys Astbury (University of Oxford), Prof Jennie Brand Miller (University of Sydney) and Prof Mike Lean (University of Glasgow).  

TDMR Europe Chairman Prof Anthony Leeds said:  

“Following a highly successful webinar that debunked the myths surrounding Total Diet Replacements, we are delighted to launch this online seminar to provide delegates with an overview of current research, the findings of which clearly demonstrate the effectiveness of TDR on weight loss and achieving type 2 diabetes remission and prevention. Obesity and overweight are among the most critical challenges for European healthcare and economic sectors. The increasing levels of obesity and co-morbidities that Europe is facing today will soon overwhelm capacity for healthcare provision. Weight loss with TDR is a safe, cost-effective, evidence-based solution that provides rapid results. Most consumers find it easy to comply with this programme. It is important now, more than ever, to raise awareness of the benefits of TDR for weight loss and obesity-related health conditions”. 

The seminar will highlight the importance of large weight losses and their sustainability in delivering improved risk factors and health benefits. Speakers will also provide a thorough overview of the latest trials on weight loss and diabetes remission and prevention with TDR; the panel will discuss the DROPLET research study that examined GP (family doctor) referral for delivery of the diet in a community setting. The PREVIEW and DiRECT studies examined diabetes prevention and diabetes remission.  In all three cases initial weight losses of around 10kg to 15kg were achieved with TDR. The webinar will also review recent evidence for weight maintenance after TDR within each major trial. TDMR Europe aims to use the event to provide healthcare professionals, journalists, NGOs, policy makers and regulators with an improved understanding of the relevance of TDR in bringing down the incidence of obesity and related comorbidities. 

The event will take place on 27th October at 14:00-15:30 BST (15:00 -16:30 CEST). Participation at the event is free of charge. Please follow this link to register. 

The full agenda of the event will be available soon on the website of TDMR Europe. 

More information on TDR can be found here