Low-carb, Paleo or 5:2? Academics reveal which diet works best for weight loss

Academics reveal the pros and cons of low-carb, Paleo and fasting diets.

Although low-carb diets such as the Atkins claim to prevent fat storage around people’s midriffs, Duane Mellor from Coventry University and Paul D McArdle from the University of Birmingham, argue other food types, such as protein, are also responsible.

While research suggests the Paleo, or caveman, way of eating can help people lose weight, this is largely because they have become too dependent on carbohydrates in their diet, they add.

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