Examining the most popular weight loss diets: how effective are they?

JAAPA. 2008 Nov;21(11):31-4, 39. doi: 10.1097/01720610-200811000-00008.


Patients may swear by a particular diet, but the medical evidence gathered so far indicates that for most, keeping lost weight off for at least a year is an elusive goal.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diet Fads*
  • Diet, Reducing*
  • Humans
  • Obesity / diet therapy*
  • Weight Loss*