They put these people on starvation diets which they did NOT maintain and their weight loss was negligible.
Big deal. They lost only 5% of their weight? Doesn’t sound like they were very compliant subjects.
No surprise, these obese people were not exercising and definitely not sticking to that diet. LOL
It all boils down to portion size and exercise.
I agree. An 11 year study -- if participants were getting 1200-1800 calories a day and "intense" exercise they should all look like Senior Olympics athletes after about one year -- not lose 5% of their weight after 11 years. I realize the devil is in the details, and the article hasn't been written yet --but it's obvious that something is very wrong with this study.