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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

RIPPLE EFFECT

Spouses of people assigned to lifestyle intervention to lose weight lose 4.8 lbs in one year

Spouses of overweight diabetics who were assigned to "intensive lifestyle intervention" lost an average of 4.8 pounds after one year or 2.7 percent of their body weight versus a weight gain of 0.4 pounds or 0.2 percent for spouses of those who were assigned to the usual care of usual care of diabetes support and education according to a new study from researchers at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut, USA.

"The reach of behavioral weight loss treatment can extend to a spouse, suggesting that social networks can be utilized to promote the spread of weight loss, thus creating a ripple effect," the researchers concluded. Read the entire article | Email this article
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