Little Scientific Evidence Behind Most Weight-Loss Programs, Study Finds

April 6, 2015 9:51 PM

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Little Scientific Evidence Behind Most Weight-Loss Programs, Study Finds

Just in time for swimsuit season, a new study has come out saying there's very little scientific evidence to prove most diet and weight-loss regimens actually help people lose weight and keep it off.

After reviewing more than 4,200 studies to evaluate various weight-loss programs -- from large, commercial programs to self-directed regimens -- researchers at Johns Hopkins University found that only a few dozen of these studies were "scientifically rigorous and reliable" and even fewer showed at l...

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