Popular Diets May Waste Your Time

The American Heart Association systematically reviewed the impact of several popular diets on weight loss and cardiovascular risk factors: Weight Watchers data showed modest weight loss in year one, but people regained weight later Atkins data was inconsistent South Beach was ineffective after 12 months Comparing all 4 diets found minimal differences in improving cardiovascular…

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The Sad American Diet Picture

According to a national healthy-eating index, American adults scored only 60% when compared with the 2005 dietary guidelines! Not a passing grade! Scores for whole grains, dark green, and orange vegetables were especially low. Those for calories from sugar, sodium, and alcohol reflected excessive intakes. The good news: women tended to eat healthier diets than…

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