protein-sparing modified fast

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A very low-calorie diet specifically designed for people suffering from severe obesity detrimental to their health. Some very low-calorie diets have inadequate protein, causing body muscles to waste away. The PSMF diet relies on protein as the main energy source, thus sparing body protein and minimizing muscle wasting. The PSMF diet is meant to be used only under medical supervision because it can result in very rapid weight loss, potentially harmful to health. Commercial imitations are available to ordinary dieters seeking to lose weight quickly. The general use of these diets is unjustified and unsafe.

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