The dieter’s dilemma: Low-carb or low-fat?

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Guests: Dariush Mozzafarian and Thomas Wadden

Two scientific articles published this week may leave some dieters scratching their heads. The first study published on Monday found that after one year, people eating a low carb diet lost 8 pounds more than those following a low fat diet. The second study, published on Tuesday, found that both diets – low-carb and low-fat – produced similar weight loss results. So what’s a person to do? Give up carbs, cut out fats or count calories? Joining us to answer those questions and more are DARIUSH MOZZAFFARIAN and THOMAS WADDEN. Mozzaffarian is Dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy at Tufts University and a cardiologist and epidemiologist. Wadden is a Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders

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