Researchers followed 125 men and women, ages 18 to 35, who had lost more than 8 percent of their initial body weight and were trying to keep it off. They assigned them randomly to follow one of three diets.

The study received funding from a variety of sources, including The Danish Heart Association and the Danish Pork Council.

The findings weren’t all that surprising, experts said.

“We know that most dieters have some weight regain despite the type of diet they may have been on,” said Lona Sandon, an assistant professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, and spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. “The trick to preventing weight regain seems to be more in increasing exercise rather than diet strategies.”

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