"The study was published online recently in the journal Obesity."
I don't know, maybe it's just me being paranoid or I spent too much time with the wrong people, but I think there have been enough published studies with an agenda that IMO generic articles like these should be taken with a big grain of salt; with no explanation of the methodology it seems hard to say anything about the conclusions.
The fact it was published in a journal supposedly about obesity research makes me all the more skeptical. Besides the reading, I had first-hand experience with doctors who "cure" obesity for a living... those people still insist that a calorie-restricted, low-fat, carb-heavy diet is the way to go.
Well if acceptance from your peers is what they want, I guess that's it. But how about those people struggling against hunger and depression trying to shed that weight?
I wonder how many end up having their insides cut and stitched in bizarre ways out of sheer desperation caused by the very same people who's supposed to help them.