Studies on Diet and Weight Loss Create Confusion Rather Than Clarity

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This week, two prestigious medical journals published contradictory studies on diet and weight loss. And Dr. Bland has quite a lot to say about it. These studies, he explains, create confusion rather than clarity.

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Johnston BC, Kanters S, Bandayrel K, Wu P, Naji F, et al. Comparison of weight loss among named diet programs in overweight and obese adults: a meta-analysis. JAMA. 2014 Sep 3;312(9):923-33.

Estruch R, Ros E, Salas-Salvado J, Covas MI, Corella D, et al. Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease with a Mediterranean diet. N Engl J Med. 2013 Apr 4;368(14):1279-90.

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