You need to lose some weight, so you go on a diet.

With so many approaches to slimming down, which direction should you take?

One friend says you need to cut down carbohydrates, while another says no, the number of fats you eat each day should be reduced.

So what approach will take off the weight you need to lose?

According to a recent study from researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine, neither the low-fat or low-carb approach was better than the other.

Past research suggested that the best way to determine a successful diet path was to consider various individual factors such as genetics or insulin levels.

The researchers in their study published the Journal of the American Medical Association, also found that this wasn’t true either.