Myths and facts about dieting for weight loss

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  • Sunday, 16 Jul 2006

Myth – The best and most effective diets help you lose weight quickly. 

Fact – Researchers from Tufts University observed overweight or obese individuals on some popular diet plans like Atkins, Ornish, Weight Watchers and Zone diet – after one year, most people who followed their diet plan closely lost weight no matter which diet they were on. The study concluded that in the short-term all four diets worked equally well. Long-term, however, there appeared to be very little difference in success rates.  

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