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November 4, 2011

U.S. News is out with new diet rankings

U.S. News is out with a list of the best diets, according to its panel of experts.

“Being on a diet doesn't always mean good things for your health. You want to make sure your new diet will provide enough calories and doesn't skimp on important nutrients or entire food groups,” the magazine says.

Experts took nutrition and safety into account and, out of 20 popular program, decided the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Diet was best. It also gets the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services stamp of approval.

U.S. News also liked the Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) Diet, the Mediterranean Diet and the Mayo Clinic Diet. Volumetrics Diet rounded out the Top 5. Some of the most popular diets from Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig and Nutrisystem were also ranked high, as was a vegetarian diet.

What works for you?

Posted by Meredith Cohn at 7:00 AM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Diet and exercise


I don't have any real issues with DASH or Mediterranean diets, but I really wish things like Nutrisystem and Slim Fast hadn't made the list. The most important thing in any diet is to eat real, whole food ( and it's a shame that pre-packaged "meals" with ingredients by-and-large made in a laboratory ranked at #10 and #11.

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Meredith CohnMeredith Cohn has been a reporter since 1991, covering everything from politics and airlines to the environment and medicine. A runner since junior high and a particular eater for almost as long, she tries to keep up on health and fitness trends. Her aim is to bring you the latest news and information from the local and national medical and wellness communities.

Andrea K. WalkerAndrea K. Walker knows it’s weird to some people, but she has a fascination with fitness, diseases, medicine and other health-related topics. She subscribes to a variety of health and fitness magazines and becomes easily engrossed in the latest research in health and science. An exercise fanatic, she’s probably tried just about every fitness activity there is. Her favorites are running, yoga and kickboxing. So it is probably fitting that she has been assigned to cover the business of healthcare and to become a regular contributor to this blog. Andrea has been at The Sun for nearly 10 years, covering manufacturing, retail , airlines and small and minority business. She looks forward to telling readers about the latest health news.

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