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Many diets not based on scientific facts

A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine reports that most diets have no scientific evidence that they work. They don't have the backup of research to prove their claims. Researchers claim that most people make a short term vow to lose weight and only 1 in 4 stick to the long term lifestyle change essential for realistic weight loss. Weight Watchers is the only diet that appears to have some reinforcement from scientific facts.

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About: Many diets not based on scientific facts

Date: 4 January 2005

Source: CTV

URL: http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1104842676821_21/?hub=TopStories

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