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What is the optimal proportion of dietary fat, carbohydrate, and protein to lose weight if overweight or obese? (DGAC 2010)

Conclusion

There is strong and consistent evidence that when calorie intake is controlled, macronutrient proportion of the diet is not related to losing weight.

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What is the optimal proportion of dietary fat, CHO and protein to lose weight if overweight or obese?


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What is the relationship between macronutrient proportion and body weight in adults?