Weight loss with a low-carbohydrate, Mediterranean, or low-fat diet.

  title={Weight loss with a low-carbohydrate, Mediterranean, or low-fat diet.},
  author={Iris Shai and Dan Schwarzfuchs and Yaakov Henkin and Danit R Shahar and Shula Witkow and Ilana Greenberg and Rachel Golan and Drora Fraser and Arkady Bolotin and Hilel Vardi and Osnat Tangi-Rozental and Rachel Zuk-Ramot and Benjamin Sarusi and Dov Brickner and Ziva Schwartz and Einat K. Sheiner and Rachel Marko and Esther Katorza and Joachim Thiery and Georg Martin Fiedler and Matthias Bl{\"u}her and Michael Stumvoll and Meir J. Stampfer},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={359 3},
BACKGROUND Trials comparing the effectiveness and safety of weight-loss diets are frequently limited by short follow-up times and high dropout rates. METHODS In this 2-year trial, we randomly assigned 322 moderately obese subjects (mean age, 52 years; mean body-mass index [the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters], 31; male sex, 86%) to one of three diets: low-fat, restricted-calorie; Mediterranean, restricted-calorie; or low-carbohydrate, non-restricted-calorie… 

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