Researchers debunk common weight-loss assumptions

01/31/2013 | HealthDay News

Many common weight-loss beliefs -- including making small dietary changes for consistent weight loss, having realistic goals and using breast-feeding to prevent obesity -- do not show enough evidence to be presented as facts, researchers reported in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study also found a lack of evidence to support ideas associated with eating breakfast, consuming fruits and vegetables, yo-yo dieting and snacking.

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