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Are high-protein (>35%) hypocaloric diets safe and effective for long term (more than six months) weight loss or maintenance? (DGAC 2010)
A moderate amount of evidence demonstrates that intake of dietary patterns with less than 45% calories from carbohydrate or more than 35% calories from protein are not more effective than other diets for weight loss or weight maintenance, are difficult to maintain over the long term, and may be less safe.
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