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Q by EquinoxThere are a handful of basic weight loss rules that just make good sense. Like, slow and steady weight loss is easier to maintain over time, eating breakfast will help you drop pounds, and setting realistic goals will make you more likely to achieve them. Right? WRONG."Many of the common messages about combating obesity have little scientific support and, in some cases, are scientifically refuted," says Dr. David B. Allison, director of the Nutrition Obesity Research Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and co-author of "Myths, Presumptions, and Facts about Obesity," a study published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine that's causing quite a scientific storm. "And regardless of our enthusiasm for proposed programs, we must remember our duty to be unfailingly honest about what the scientific data actually shows."
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