Has the obesity riddle been solved? - Macleans.ca

Has the obesity riddle been solved?

World’s largest diet study reveals most successful diet


People who want to lose weight should maintain a diet that’s high in protein with more lean meat, low-fat dairy products, beans, and fewer finely refined starch calories like white bread and white rice, e! Science News reports. The world’s largest diet study, undertaken by researchers at the University of Copenhagen, showed that, with this diet, it’s possible to eat without counting calories or gaining weight if one eats until he’s full. Official dietary aren’t sufficient to prevent obesity, it concludes. The study looked at five diet types, and found that a high-protein, low-glycemic index diet works best.

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Has the obesity riddle been solved?

  1. The Danish Scientist have discovered ABSOLUTELY nothing. The Diets involved DID not have variables for Fat (nor Ethanol) and only a complete idiot could claim he had discovered something without this. The MOST effective diet for long-term cold acclimated obese people is High Protein/High Fat/Low(to No) Carb Diet. It's the natural and environmental-sane diet for that type. And there is pretty simple scientific justification not quackery behind it.You can quote me instead of the totally dumb study. Sheeesh, that's getting ridiculous already.

  2. Agree with the Copenhagen Study,makes complete sense because it works over lifetime and is not a fad diet

  3. Umm… or you know, everything in moderation and exercise a few times per week? Things are indeed getting ridiculous.

  4. You shouldn't eat food! It's bad for you!

    • But I'm divorced!

  5. I have struggled with my weight since I was a child, but as an adult, all the conventional wisdom of eating low fat and integrating an hour or more of exercise per day, eventually stopped making sense when the weight kept piling on. Several months ago, I read both 'Belly Fat Cure' and then to get more of the science behind low-carb diets, read Gary Taubes' book 'Good Calories, Bad Calories'. I finally understand why I have battled with my weight – it was the carbohydrates that I ate that kept me fat! I haven't gone to the extremes of Atkins, but definitely regulate my carb intake differently and have also realized that the more I exercise, the hungrier I am, so have relaxed in that area, also. I have lost about 20lbs since July and 6 inches off my waist, without feeling deprived. I agree with the study, with the exception of the low-fat recommendation…I eat full fat everything (including heavy cream in my low GI cereal) and feel satiated, all the while losing weight.

  6. Of course to partisans of one diet or another this isn't news, but to those of us that are not diet ideologues, it is pretty damn interesting to see a well-structured scientific test of which diet works best.

  7. Presumably it is to the makers of the Canadian food pyramid (who consider grains the base of the pyramid), Atkins (which is liberal on fat), Vegans (who restrict themselves from some great sources of protein), or Pritikin acolytes (who also restrict consumption of high protein foods).

  8. The findings of that study square pretty well with the data over the last 40 years. It seems like we have been doing almost the opposite of what the study recommends: http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2008/12/us-

  9. In my opinion the study has some problems, as it wasn't taken into account that the low GI diet lowered glycogen and one gram of glycogen binds 3-4 g of water: