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Office of the Director - February 26, 2009

NHLBI study results show that heart-healthy diets that reduce calorie intake can help overweight and obese adults achieve and maintain weight loss. Results of the Preventing Overweight Using Novel Dietary Strategies (POUNDS LOST) were published February, 26, 2009, in the New England Journal of Medicine.

NHLBI Director, Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D., said, “The results show that, as long as people follow a heart-healthy, reduced-calorie diet, there is more than one nutritional approach to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. This provides people who need to lose weight with the flexibility to choose an approach that they’re most likely to sustain one that is most suited to their personal preferences and health needs.”

For more information, please read NHLBI News Release.


A video clip of Dr. Nabel's interview regarding the NHLBI POUNDS LOST Study. Click the up arrow and then the CC button in the video player to turn captions on/off. 

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