By Kelly Bourdet, Refinery29
.Ah, U.S. News & World Report, the pioneers of the concept that people will read anything that pits entities, universities, or elementary schools against one another in list format. But, did you know they also ranked diets? Well, they do. And, while the breakdown is interesting, it's also got plenty of problems.
The magazine consulted with medical experts on a variety of aspects of the 32 reviewed diets: weight-loss potential (both short and long-term), ease, nutritional quality, safety, efficacy in treating diabetes, and the "heart healthy" quotient. From these individual scores, the experts assigned each diet an overall score and then ranked them.
The overall winner? DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) - a low-fat, high-carb, moderate-protein diet developed by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The overall loser? Paleo - the "primal" or "caveman" diet that's gained massive popularity over the past few years. Ahead,Read More »from DASH Diet? What You Need to Know About 2014's "Best Diet"