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Top-rated diets offer benefits for everyone

March 12, 2012 |

US News report assesses the efficacy of various well-known plans.

Rating diets never gets old. That’s because dieting never gets old. It’s no wonder then, that for the second year in a row, US News created a buzz with its recent listing of the top diets of 2012.

The rankings include 25 diets and are based on research done by the US News staff, as well as feedback from 22 health, nutrition and obesity experts. Each diet was scored on its ease of use, ability to realize long-and short-term results and its health and nutritional soundness and benefits.

Leading the pack is the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet, followed closely by the TLC (Therapeutic Lifestyles Changes) diet. Both are designed not just to drop a few pounds, but to address health issues like high blood pressure, metabolic disorders and heart disease.

“These two diets are good for everyone,” said Marielle Ledoux, director of the Nutrition department at Universite de Montreal. “In fact, they’re not really diets but healthy eating plans.”

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