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Study: Go vegan for weight loss

New research suggests a vegan diet may be the most effective way to lose weight.

A University of South Carolina study divided volunteers into five diet groups that allowed different amounts of meats and animal products. Each group had equal access to support groups, diet education and healthy recipes.

After six months, those on a strictly plant-based vegan diet lost an average of 16 1/2 pounds more than the other groups.

Researchers acknowledge a vegan diet isn't for everyone, but it may be the best way to drop those extra pounds.

This study is published in 'The International Journal of Applied and Basic Nutritional Sciences.'

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