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Table 1 Eligibility

From: The Prevention Of WEight Regain in diabetes type 2 (POWER) study: the effectiveness of adding a combined psychological intervention to a very low calorie diet, design and pilot data of a randomized controlled trial

Inclusion criteria:
1 Diagnosed diabetes mellitus type 2
2 Age 18–75 years
3 BMI ≥ 27 kg/m2
Exclusion criteria:
6 Pregnancy or lactation during the study
7 Inadequate expression of the Dutch language (spoken and written)
8 Inability to lose ≥ 5% of bodyweight during the first 8 weeks of VLCD
9 Severe psychiatric problems
10 Significant cardiac arrhythmias, unstable angina, decompensated congestive heart failure, major organ system failure, untreated hypothyroidism and/or myocardial infarction, end-stage renal disease, cerebrovascular accident or major surgery in the last 3 months.