Mediterranean Diet Is Better Than Eating 'Low-Fat' Food To Lose Weight, Study Finds

Time to stock up on olive oil.

09/06/2016 12:32 AM AEST | Updated 15/07/2016 12:53 PM AEST
Jamie Grill
Close up of various italian food

Forget counting calories because new research has found that sticking to a Mediterranean may be a more effective way to lose weight.

A study by scientists in Spain found that people who stuck to a Mediterranean dietrich in olive oil, without calorie restrictions, lost more weight than people on a diet that generally avoided all kinds of fat.

The researchers said this contributes to a growing body of evidence that suggests eating foods traditionally considered to be "low fat" may not be the best way to maintain a healthy weight.

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