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Tortoise and the hare: Comparing the effects of weight loss speed

This meta-analysis found that gradual weight loss led to better body composition outcomes, at least in the short term.

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Study under review: Effects of gradual weight loss v. rapid weight loss on body composition and RMR: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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This study answered the question of how different rates of weight loss (e.g. rapid vs. slow) affect body composition and resting metabolic rate, given the same amount of weight loss.

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