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Saturday 19 August 2017

If we know the diets don't work, why do we embark on every new fad?

Measuring success: New research confirms how ineffective diets are
Measuring success: New research confirms how ineffective diets are
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Katie Byrne

Katie Byrne

If you’re currently chipping away at the bottom of a low-fat yoghurt, you may want to take a moment to read the latest findings from the University of Stating the Obvious.

Researchers at La Trobe University in Melbourne recently published the results of a study on the effectiveness of commercial weight loss programmes and their findings confirm what we have all known for a long time: diets don't work.

“Lots of people know that diets often don’t work in the long-term,” surmised lead researcher Samantha McEvedy. “I’m saying that they often don’t work in the short-term either.”

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