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Some familiar diets still get high marks

MyFitnessPal, a free smartphone app and website, got one of the top satisfaction scores in Consumer Reports’ recent diet ratings. And while Weight Watchers is still the people’s choice, chosen by 4 out of 10 Consumer ­Reports’ readers, its scoring on satisfaction is not as impressive as MyFitnessPal.

This year, Consumer Reports tapped its large readership to rate diets. In fact, the survey of 9,376 readers is one of the largest ever done on specific diets. The results reflect the broadening landscape of diets that subscribers reported using. In 2011, the last time Consumer Reports rated diets, it based the ratings on the results of clinical trials and a nutritional analysis.

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