Long-Term Effects of Popular Diets are Unclear

November 11, 2014 9:04 PM

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According to many studies, researchers have found that popular commercial diets, such as Weight Watchers and Atkins, are effective in helping people lose weight. However, these studies have mostly examined the short-term effects of dieting. In a new study, researchers concluded that the long-term effects of these diets are very unclear.

"Despite their popularity and important contributions to the multi-million dollar weight loss industry, we still do not know if these diets are effective to help people lose weight and decrease their risk factors for heart disease," said Mark J. Eisenberg, M.D., M.P.H., the study's senior author and...

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