Worth Their Weight: Top 7 Most Effective Diets

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DASH Diet
Pros: Good for the prevention and lowering of blood pressure. Big on potassium, calcium, fiber and protein. Cons: It's not a diet that necessarily emphasizes losing weight. ... more 
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DASH Diet
Pros: Good for the prevention and lowering of blood pressure. Big on potassium, calcium, fiber and protein. Cons: It's not a diet that necessarily emphasizes losing weight. Preparation of food can be time-consuming and ingredients can be expensive.
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Thu, Feb 7, 2013 4:12 PM EST
Diets aren't just for weight loss - although for plenty of people, they are precisely for that. No, just being on a diet might mean you're looking for a healthier way of life. Or perhaps you have high cholesterol that needs lowering, heart disease that needs some TLC or blood pressure that could stand to be under less pressure. If you're in the market to shed a few pounds, the U.S. News and World Report has released a list of the top-rated diets that might work for you! According to U.S. News, "to be top-rated, a diet had to be relatively easy to follow, nutritious, safe, and effective for weight loss and against diabetes and heart disease." Here are their best 7 - along with their pros and cons - as ranked by a panel of health experts: - By Meredith Caroll



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