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Comparison of Weight-Loss Diets with Different Compositions of Fat, Protein, and Carbohydrates Sacks et al. N Engl J Med 2009;360:859- 73.
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Methods We randomly assigned 811 overweight adults to one of four diets; the targeted percentages of energy derived from fat, protein, and carbohydrates in the four diets were 20, 15, and 65%; 20, 25, and 55%; 40, 15, and 45%; and 40, 25, and 35%. The diets consisted of similar foods and met guidelines for cardiovascular health. 40% are men. Participants had to have a body-mass index of 25 to 40.
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Methods Group sessions were held once a week, 3 of every 4 weeks during the first 6 months and 2 of every 4 weeks from 6 months to 2 years; individual sessions were held every 8 weeks for the entire 2 years. Daily meal plans in 2-week blocks were provided. Contact among the groups was avoided.
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The goal for physical activity was 90 minutes of moderate exercise per week. Participation in exercise was
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