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Ms. Therese Coleman

Therese Coleman is a dietitian and nutritionist. She graduated in 1999 with a BSc. (Hons) Nutritional Science from University College Cork, (UCC), and an MSc. in Food Business and Development (2001). Therese completed the postgraduate diploma in Human Nutrition and Dietetics at London Metropolitan University in 2011.

Therese worked at University College London Hospital in the specialist bariatric services MDT. She also worked within the Trust at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery.

Prior to this Therese worked for Nestle Cereals as Health & Nutrition Manager and at the Home Grown Cereals Authority (HGCA) as Nutrition Manager, and as a Nutrition Consultant in the UK food industry.

She currently works as a clinical dietitian at the National Rehabilitation Hospital and also at Medfit Proactive Healthcare in Dublin.


Dietetic interventions in complex obesity”

Therese Coleman, BSc. MSc PG Dip Human Nutrition and Dietetics, MINDI

Options to manage weight loss in the treatment of obesity are limited. Typical diet and lifestyle programmes will include dietary restriction and increased physical activity to achieve a sustained energy deficit to promote weight loss. Maintaining 5-10% weight loss has clinically significant benefits including improvements in blood glucose control and quality of life. Dietary approaches include portion controlled meal plans, partial or total meal replacement. Meal replacements have been repeatedly shown to be safe and effective as a weight-management strategy in both obese subjects by increasing compliance with dietary regimens.   With the addition of anti-obesity medication further weight loss and maintenance can be achieved.

This presentation will outline some of the dietary approaches used in a specialised obesity MDT.

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