Atkins? Ornish? The Biggest Loser? The branded diet industry is huge, but which one is best?
Branded diets are a multibillion-dollar industry, with each claiming to be superior to others. But an exhaustive analysis of nearly 50 trials, involving more than 7,200 overweight and obese adults, led by Canadian researchers, shows the weight-loss differences between trademarked diets are minimal. Geoff Ball, a professor with the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the U of A, provides expert comment.