Saturday, November 15, 2008

Adherence and effectiveness of 4 popular diets- Weight change at 1-year

Atkins (Carbohydrate restriction): weight loss of 2.1 kg; 21 patients [53%] of 40 patients completed the study.
Ornish (Fat restriction): weight loss of 3.3 kg; 20 patients [50%] of 40 patients completed the study.
Weight Watchers (Energy restriction): weight loss of 3.0 kg; 26 patients [65%] of 40 patients completed the study.
Zone (Macronutrient balance): weight loss of 3.2 kg; 26 patients [65%] of 40 patients completed the study.

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