Comparative effectiveness of plant-based diets for weight loss: A randomized controlled trial of five different diets

This study found that vegan diets were more effective for weight loss than other diets

Gabrielle M. Turner-McGrievy; Charis R. Davidson; Ellen E. Wingard; Sara Wilcox; Edward A. Frongillo

2014

Scholarcy highlights

  • Prospective studies have found that individuals following a vegan diet have low body mass index
  • This study found that vegan diets were more effective for weight loss than other diets
  • This study found that vegan diets improved macronutrients more than other diets
  • Participants attended weekly group meetings, with the exception of the omnivorous group, which served as the control and attended monthly meetings augmented with weekly e-mail lessons
  • Vegan diets may result in greater weight loss than more modest recommendations
  • The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare

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