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Comparison of weight loss among named diet programs in overweight and obese adults (a meta-analysis)

Study under review: Comparison of Weight Loss Among Named Diet Programs in Overweight and Obese Adults: A meta-analysis

Introduction

People have been trying to figure out the most effective weight loss diet for as long as diets have existed. When researched in clinical trials, diet questions are often addressed through head-to-head comparisons, like an endless nutritional tournament dedicated to finding the ultimate diet. Unfortunately, it’s only feasible to compare two or three diets at a time. Since new diets appear often, it’s often hard to draw conclusions about a single diet in comparison to the entire landscape of options.

To address this problem, the authors collected the results of many studies and analyzed them together, in order to simultaneously compare the effectiveness of many diet styles.

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