In dieting study, human guinea pigs carry a lot of weight
They are an undersung lot, the people who submit themselves to pricks and prods and experiments.
Let us take a moment to praise the human guinea pigs. They are an undersung lot, the people who submit themselves to pricks and prods and experiments, in the name of science and some extra spending cash. But they can make a difference. Take a recent study about dieting, from researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, which helped participants lose a substantial amount of weight, then measured how they fared on three different kinds of diets: low-fat, low-carb, and “low-glycemic index.” The third diet gives you the best, healthiest chance of keeping off the weight. Sounds simple. But for Michael Rogers, it was complicated.