Dieting is an institution. For almost five decades, it’s been seen as the sane alternative to the dump truck of more intense dieting programs that surround us. The fact is, dieting continues to fail the vast majority of people because dieting doesn’t really work. This is a problem, especially when you consider the fact that soon our government might soon be pointing people in their direction for health care.
- Newly-published research by scientists at Oregon Health & Science University demonstrates that simply reducing caloric intake is not enough to promote significant weight loss.
- In the midst of America’s obesity epidemic, physicians frequently advise their patients to reduce the number of calories they are consuming on a daily basis. This research shows that simply dieting will not likely cause substantial weight loss.
- Instead, diet and exercise must be combined to achieve this goal
The research is published in the April edition of the American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology.