Which diet works best for weight loss? Whatever!

THOSE who have been around long enough in the obesity research area, typically despair of the public approach to ‘diets’ — low carbs, low fat, high protein — as a long-term solution for weight loss.

All come with ‘evidence’ that they work — at least within the limited sample and time span with which they’re tested. And all come with front-page publicity.

So it’s sobering to see the meta-analysis in the September issue of JAMA that showed that when compared head to head, all the major