January is the time to try to lose that extra holiday weight and everyone seems to be focused on dieting.  But which diets are the best and safest and which should should be avoided?

Courtesy of US News and World Report, here's a look at the best and worst diets for 2020.
The Mediterranean diet was named the best diet of the new year.

The popular diet topped the US News and World Report’s annual ranking of best diets for the third straight year.

“The hallmarks of a ‘best’ diet include balance, maintainability, palatability, family-friendliness, sustainability, along with healthfulness. The Mediterranean diet gets checkmarks in all of those boxes,” said Yale University Prevention Research Center founding director Dr. David Katz, one of 25 judges on the panel.

The Mediterranean diet was followed by DASH, Flexitarian, WW (Weight Watchers) and MIND diets.

The Dukan diet was named the worst diet while the trendy keto diet came in next to last.

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