Sunday, February 12, 2012
PHONE & EMAIL SUPPORT
People lost nearly as much weight with phone & email support as in-person support: 10 lbs vs 11 lbs
Obese patients given "weight-loss support remotely--through the telephone, a study-specific Web site, and e-mail" lost an average of 10.1 lbs during a two-year study versus an average weight loss of 11.2 lbs for those provided in-person support during group sessions and individual sessions, along with the three remote means of support (telephone, a study-specific Web site, and e-mail support) according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
A third group of obese people whose weight loss was self-directed lost an average of only 1.8 lbs.Read the entire article | Email this article
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Group therapy plus diet causes 20 lbs weight loss versus 13 lbs with diet alone
Children given group therapy lost more weight than when counseled individually: 6.8% vs 1.8%
Overweight children, 7- to 9-years-old, who were assigned to family-based group therapy that stressed a "health-promoting lifestyle" lost considerably more weight than those who were counseled individually -- 6.8 percent in six months versus 1.8 percent -- according to a study from Finland. Read the entire article | Email this article
Monday, January 16, 2006
Continued treatment helps patients maintain weight loss; peer group meetings and phone calls do not
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