Meal replacement shakes could save NHS cash, say Oxford scientists

25 February 2019 – Oxford Mail

Oxford scientists are saying that replacing regular meals with a diet of soups, shakes and bars, could provide a cost-effective treatment for obesity on the NHS.

The new research carried out at Oxford University found that for every 100,000 people referred to a ‘total diet replacement’ (TDR) programme, 50 coronary heart disease events, 75 strokes, 900 cases of type 2 diabetes, and 25 cancers could be avoided.


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