A new study finds that people who focus on food quality as opposed to food quantity and counting calories – lost significant amounts of weight over the course of a year. The research shows that diet quality is what helps people lose and manage their weight most easily in the long run.
Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, a cardiologist and dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, supports health authorities to encourage the public to shift away from obsessing over calories and to focus more on avoiding processed foods, sugary snacks and drinks.
The new research was published in JAMA and was carried out on more than 600 people with $8 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Nutrition Science Initiative and other groups.
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