Newswise — Washington, DC—Daily headlines tout the health benefits of following trendy weight loss plans, including sugar detoxes and the paleo diet heavy on protein and fat.

Although it can be a struggle to make sense of the competing claims, scientific research indicates that a number of approaches can help people reach and maintain a goal weight through slow and steady weight loss.

Endocrine Society member and weight loss expert Holly R. Wyatt, MD, is available to offer comment on many aspects of this issue, including:

• Which diets have scientific studies identified as the most effective?• What factors should dieters consider when selecting a nutrition plan?• Why are some diet plans easier to follow than others?• What are some signs that a given diet may be unsafe?• Why is maintaining weight loss the most important aspect of successful dieting?

WHO: Endocrine Society member Holly R. Wyatt, MDAssociate Professor, University of Colorado DenverMedical Director, Anschutz Health and Wellness CenterMedical Director, ABC’s TV series “Extreme Weight Loss”

WHAT: Dr. Wyatt can discuss the latest science on the effectiveness of various diets and the importance of helping dieters maintain weight loss once they have accomplished their goals.

CONTACT: To schedule interviews, please contact Jenni Glenn Gingery at or 202-971-3655.

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