defined as the difference in weight measured at the start of the study baseline

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defined as the difference in weight measured at the start of the study (baseline) and weight measured at the end of the study (8 weeks), measured in pounds. Three popular weight loss programs are considered. The first is a low caloriediet. The second is a low fatdiet and the third is a low carbohydratediet. For comparison purposes, a fourth group is considered as a control group. Participants in the fourth group are told that they are participating in a study of healthy behaviors with weight loss only one component of interest. The control group is included here to assess the placebo effect (i.e., weight loss due to simply participating in the study). A total of twenty patientsagree to participate in the study and are randomly assigned to one of the four diet groups. Weights are measured at baseline and patients are counseled on the proper implementation of the assigned diet (with the exception of the control group). After 8
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