This study, published in 2018, investigated the effect of a meal replacement diet on the quality of life in women with obesity and knee osteoarthritis (OA) who were pending orthopedic surgery.
Results after the 3-month intervention include:
- Significant 8.23% decrease in weight
- Improvement in quality of life according to two measures, although one test’s results were independent of weight loss.
These findings suggest that, in obese women with OA, a meal replacement intervention diet can lead to significant weight loss and improved quality of life.
López-Gómez JJ, Izaola-Jáuregui O, Torres-Torres B, Gómez-Hoyos E, Castro Lozano MÁ, Ortolá-Buigues A, Martín Ferrero MÁ, De Luis-Román DA. Influence of a meal-replacement diet on quality of life in women with obesity and knee osteoarthritis before orthopedic surgery. Nutr Hosp. 2018 Jan 16;35(1):71-77. English. doi: 10.20960/nh.1148. PMID: 29565152.