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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.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Feb 12, 2012 10:52 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Group therapy plus diet causes 20 lbs weight loss versus 13 lbs with diet alone

A program of diet-plus-group therapy causes considerably more weight loss and considerably less patient withdrawals compared to a diet plus regular visits to the doctor's office according to study out of Italy. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jun 15, 2010 10:07 am | [0] comments

CHILDHOOD OBESITY

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
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jun 15, 2010 8:20 am | [0] comments

Monday, January 16, 2006

WEIGHT MAINTENANCE

Continued treatment helps patients maintain weight loss; peer group meetings and phone calls do not

The research suggests that some things help patients maintain weight loss, things such as continued treatment, while other things, such as peer group meetings or phone calls, do not work according to a new reveiw paper. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jan 16, 2006 6:42 am | [0] comments
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