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High-fat Mediterranean diet, not low-fat one, is how you lose weight

(CNN) You don't need to be afraid of fat in food anymore, at least if it comes in the form of extra-virgin olive oil and other items from the Mediterranean diet
The study -- from scientists looking at the weight and waist circumference of 7,447 people who ate three different diets for five years in a randomized control study -- suggests that a Mediterranean diet (versus a low-fat diet, in which you avoid all fat) is more successful in helping you lose a little weight. This is true even if you are older, have type 2 diabetes or are already obese or overweight.
A Mediterranean diet -- one of the recommended options with the updated dietary guidelines -- is heavy on vegetables and legumes, fish, fruit, nuts and whole grains. The food is cooked with olive oil. Carnivores on the diet keep poultry and lean cuts of meat on the menu. Red meat, processed food and sugar are off the table.
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