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Saturday, July 21, 2012

To Counter The Obesity Epidenmic (sic), Online Weight Loss Programs That Feature Successful Dieters Recommended

More s**t for brains researchers. As you can tell by the misspelled title, they need to go to a website featuring successful spellers.
A Web-based program featuring successful strategies of others who have lost weight may be an effective strategy for weight loss, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

Researchers created a website called AchieveTogether and evaluated the weight-loss success of users. They compared users with a group of people attempting to lose weight on their own, and then allowed that second group access to the site 12 weeks later.

"Internet-based weight loss programs could help address the obesity epidemic, as they can be widely shared and used with low costs," said Jennifer L. Kraschnewski, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor of medicine and public health sciences. "Existing Internet-based weight-loss strategies have largely promoted weight-loss strategies designed by health professionals, including goal-setting and features to promote social interaction. These programs have had modest short-term effects, suggesting that exploring alternative approaches may be beneficial."
First, really, how many businesses promoting something use failures as examples?

Second, the researchers may not be aware of this, but the internet has been around for a while and people are still getting fatter.

Just plain stupid.

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