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Adherence to Diets for Weight Loss

William S. Yancy Jr, MD, MHSc1; Megan A. McVay, PhD1; Grant D. Brinkworth, PhD2
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1Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
2Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
JAMA. 2013;310(24):2676. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.282639.
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To the Editor: In a recent Viewpoint, Drs Pagoto and Appelhans1 made a convincing argument for researching new strategies to improve adherence to lifestyle modifications intended for weight management. We disagree, however, that further study of diets with varying macronutrient composition is no longer helpful. Controversy remains regarding the safety of these diets and their effectiveness for improving health outcomes.2


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December 25, 2013
Sherry Pagoto, PhD; Bradley M. Appelhans, PhD
1 Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester
2Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
JAMA. 2013;310(24):2676-2677. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.282651.
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