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Any Weight Loss Diet Can Work, As Long As You Persevere

September 2, 2014: 12:00 AM EST
A U.S. meta-study comparing research data on the effectiveness of low-fat and low-carb diets found little weight loss difference. Any diet plan can work as long as people stick to it. The researchers analyzed data from 50 clinical trials involving 7,300 people. All diet routines were superior to no diet at six months. Compared with no diet, low-carb diets had a median difference in weight loss of 19.2 lbs., low-fat diets 17.6 lbs. Weight loss differences between individual diets were minimal. Those on the Atkins diet (low carb) lost 3.8 lbs. more than those on the Zone diet (low fat) at six months, a statistically insignificant difference.
Bradley C. Johnston et al., "Comparison of Weight Loss Among Named Diet Programs in Overweight and Obese Adults. ", JAMA, September 02, 2014, © American Medical Association
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