guidelines commonly given to patients for weight loss and cholesterol control
are not effective, according to a review article in American Family
Physician.Diets higher in fat produce
and sustain as much or more weight loss than lower fat or calorie-restricted
diets—this is supported by an A-level evidence rating.The problem foods are simple carbohydrates,
ultra-processed foods, junk foods, and preserved meats, which should be
avoided, especially if you have pre-diabetes, diabetes, obesity, or the
See the American Family Physician, May 1, 2015 issue, p.