Many popular diets emphasise either carbohydrate, protein or fat as the best way to lose weight. However, there have been few studies lasting more than a year that evaluate the effect on weight loss of diets with different compositions of those nutrients. In a randomised clinical trial led by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Pennington Biomedical Research Centre of the Louisiana State University System, a comparison of overweight participants assigned to four different diets over a two-year period showed that reducing calories achieved weight loss regardless of which of the three nutrients was emphasised...
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