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July 26, 2006

Low-Fat Diet and Weight Change in Postmenopausal Women

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2006;296(4):394-395. doi:10.1001/jama.296.4.394-b

To the Editor: In their study of low-fat diet and weight change, Dr Howard and colleagues1 reported mean 1-year and 7.5-year follow-up results comparing a group of women randomized to promote a low-fat diet with a control group randomized to a self-selected diet. They concluded that a low-fat eating pattern does not result in weight gain in postmenopausal women.