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The LEARN diet recommends 55% to 60% energy from carbohydrate and less than 10% energy from saturated fat. LEARN stands for Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitudes, Relationships, and Nutrition.[1].

The LEARN diet is classified as a low-fat diet along with the Ornish diet. A comparison of Atkins diet, Zone diet, Ornish diet, and LEARN diet in premenopausal women found that after 12 months the Atkins diet participants lost the most weight (–4.7 kg) with no significant differences among the other three diets (Zone, –1.6 kg; LEARN, –2.6 kg; Ornish, –2.2 kg).[2] Other randomized controlled trials have found a similar effect from the LEARN diet and lifestyle program versus structured aerobic exercise[3] and benefit from adding the LEARN to sibutramine pharmacologic therapy.[4]


  1. ^ Brownell, Kelly (2004). The Learn Program for Weight Management (10th edition ed.). Dallas, TX: American Health Publishing Company. ISBN 1-878513-41-9. 
  2. ^ Gardner CD, Kiazand A, Alhassan S; et al. (2007). "Comparison of the Atkins, Zone, Ornish, and LEARN diets for change in weight and related risk factors among overweight premenopausal women: the A TO Z Weight Loss Study: a randomized trial". JAMA. 297 (9): 969–77. doi:10.1001/jama.297.9.969. PMID 17341711. 
  3. ^ Andersen RE, Wadden TA, Bartlett SJ, Zemel B, Verde TJ, Franckowiak SC (1999). "Effects of lifestyle activity vs structured aerobic exercise in obese women: a randomized trial". JAMA. 281 (4): 335–40. PMID 9929086. 
  4. ^ Wadden TA, Berkowitz RI, Sarwer DB, Prus-Wisniewski R, Steinberg C (2001). "Benefits of lifestyle modification in the pharmacologic treatment of obesity: a randomized trial". Arch. Intern. Med. 161 (2): 218–27. PMID 11176735. 

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