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Diets work, but brands don't make much difference, study finds
Diets work, but brands don't make much difference, study finds

Which diet is the best for you? Whichever one you can stick with, according to a new meta-analysis of 48 different trials involving nearly 7,300 overweight and obese adults.  The findings, described in the Journal of the American Medical Assn., or JAMA, show that there’s relatively little difference in the effectiveness of various low-fat or low-carb diets, including the branded ones, from Atkins to Zone. “Our findings should be reassuring to clinicians and the public that there is no need for a one-size-fits-all approach to dieting because many different diets appear to offer considerable weight loss benefits,” the study authors wrote. Diet fads come and go,...

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