Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Facilitating Healthy Weight Loss?

Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD; Evelyn S. Marienberg, MD


November 06, 2023

Previously published data have shown that high-protein diets can induce weight loss and related effects. Based on long-term trials of 6-12 months, researchers state that high-protein diets are "thought to also prevent obesity and obesity-related diseases, such as metabolic syndrome, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases." Additionally, these diets have been shown to reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors, such as blood triglycerides and blood pressure. However, they are generally not recommended as a first-line weight loss intervention.

Weight-loss strategies should be tailored to the individual and consist of multifaceted, intensive lifestyle interventions. Usually, the first-line intervention is a combination of nutrition, physical activity, and behavior change support, not just diet. This can influence the sustainability of diet and lifestyle changes as well.

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