Do Some Diets Work Better Than Others?

Dr. Eric Westman answers the question: 'Do Some Diets Work Better Than Others?'

ByEric Westman, M.D., Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, Director, Duke Lifestyle Medicine Clinic
December 22, 2008, 3:55 PM

February 1, 2009 -- Question: Do some diets work better than others?

Answer: Yes. Some diets do work better than others. But you want to know a certain number of things to be able to choose the diet that's right for you. When I'm looking at a diet I consider three main factors. One, is there research to back it up? Two, does it provide adequate nutrition for you? And three, is it something that's appropriate for your lifestyle, your metabolism, and your personality?

So I really look at these three different factors when I choose a diet for somebody.

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