After all the hype about low-fat diets, researchers have discovered something that could change the way people think about their weight loss strategies: low-fat diets are not more effective than higher-fat diets with the same amount of calories in keeping the pounds off.
A study conducted by researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) found that low-fat diets did not lead to greater weight loss than other diets, Live Science reported.
The researchers investigated 53 studies on low-fat diets, low-carb diets, higher-fat diets and no diet (or eating one’s usual diet) and compared how much weight loss the participants achieved. The researchers discovered that low-fat diets were no better than other types of diet when it comes to long-term weight loss.