Popular Weight Loss Strategies: a Review of Four Weight Loss Techniques

  title={Popular Weight Loss Strategies: a Review of Four Weight Loss Techniques},
  author={Jon Obert and Michelle Pearlman and Lois Obert and Sarah Chapin},
  journal={Current Gastroenterology Reports},
Purpose of ReviewThe purpose of this paper is to review the epidemiology of obesity and the most recent literature on popular fad diets and exercise regimens that are used for weight loss. The weight loss plans that will be discussed in this article include juicing or detoxification diets, intermittent fasting, the paleo diet, and high intensity training.Recent FindingsDespite the growing popularity of fad diets and exercise plans for weight loss, there are limited studies that actually suggest… 

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