-- What is the best way to lose weight and keep it off? With an avalanche of diets out there and nearly one third of the American population classified as obese, it's an important question.
A clinical observation published in the March 2010 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine tried to find the answer. The study looked at the long-term weight loss efforts of people following low-carbohydrate diets, versus those following low-fat diets, then reconnected with them two years later to gauge their labors.
Marion Vetter, M.D., R.D., of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine was lead researcher of the study and said that the low-fat diet seems to work in the long run because it's simply more sustainable for most people. "We found that the low-fat group, consistently, over time, lost some weight. So, they were about nine-and-a-half pounds lighter, three years out from the start of the study.