Weight-loss program outperforms self-help in study

10/16/2013 | Reuters

Obese and overweight participants enrolled in a Weight Watchers program attained a mean weight loss of approximately 10 pounds at six months, compared with just over 1 pound in those who only received printed materials about weight loss, a study indicated. The Weight Watchers group had access to weekly meetings and the company's mobile application and interactive website. The results were published in The American Journal of Medicine.

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