The prevalence of overweight and obesity has increased dramatically in the United States and worldwide. In 2002, 69% of men and 62% of women in the United States were overweight or obese. The cause of obesity is multifactorial, but lifestyle changes, in particular reducing energy intake, are the cornerstone of current approaches to weight loss and prevention of weight regain. However, weight loss (by any means) is recognized to be difficult to achieve and maintain, and there is considerable uncertainty over whether any one dietary pattern is broadly more effective than another. One promising area for improvement in the field of weight loss concerns whether individual-specific dietary recommendations may result in greater effectiveness of weight loss than group recommendations-in other words, whether different individuals respond better to different types of diets. In particular, there is animal and human evidence to suggest that insulin dynamics, such as insulin sensitivity and insulin secretion, play a role in body weight regulation and therefore these parameters may affect individual responses to hypocaloric diets. Furthermore, specific dietary factors that influence these parameters may theoretically interact with subject-specific characteristics of insulin dynamics to influence the effect of hypocaloric diets with varied macronutrient composition on weight loss and maintenance.

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