Meta-analysis Finds Cutting the Calories Works

Researchers analyzed data from 48 randomized trials of 7300 obese or overweight adults following several popular diets. Every diet studied was better than no intervention. Low-carb diets (i.e., Atkins) and low-fat diets (i.e., Ornish) resulted in the greatest weight loss at 6 months, while more moderate diets (i.e., Weight Watchers) came in a close second. PositiveTip: Stick…

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Not All Low-Carb Diets are Equal

Data from two large prospective studies (Nurses' Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study) strongly suggests that plant-based low-carb diets increase length of life compared to animal-based low-carb diets. Those consuming the highest amounts of vegetable protein and fat had 20% lower all-cause mortality and 23% lower cardiovascular mortality compared to those eating the…

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