Study: no 'best' diet or weight loss

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Study: No such thing as the best diet - Ali Gorman reports during Action News at 5pm on February 20, 2018. (WPVI)

Healthy eating, including more vegetables, controlling calories is key
If you're looking to shape up for spring, don't look for gimmick diets.

A new study says there's no such thing as the "best" diet.

Stanford researchers followed 600 people assigned to a variety of diets.

After 12 months, those following low-carbohydrate or low-fat lost about the same weight - about 12 pounds.

Contrary to some diet claims, they also found a person's genetic makeup doesn't seem to affect whether a certain type of diet will work.

But overall what did make a difference was healthy eating.

They found people who ate less sugar, fewer processed foods and more vegetables lost the most weight.

Here's more from Stanford University.

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