A new report showed that the traditional American Heart Association (AHA) diet found a match in the high-fiber diet, leading to approximately the same amount of weight loss after 1 year. However, author Yunsheng Ma, MD, PhD, of the University of Massachusetts, admitted that neither of the diet groups achieved the target of the study, which was to lose 7 percent of baseline body weight. A modest decrease in weight could be observed, ranging from 5 to 7 pounds in each group.
The trial enlisted 240 adults, aged between 21 and 70, and observed their dietary habits for a year. All of their metabolic syndrome and body masses indices showed 30 to 40 kg/m2. People were not accepted in the trial if they suffered from major depression, eating disorders, or if they had previous ...
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