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    Weight Watchers caused an average weight loss of 8.9 lbs in one year; study Australia, Germany, UK


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    Monday, November 28, 2011 11:01 am Email this article
    A study involving people from Australia, Germany, and the UK in which people were assigned to Weight Watchers lost an average of 8.9 lbs after one year. Subjects

    Subjects: 772 obese or overweight men and women

    The study involved 772 overweight and obese adults who were recruited by primary care practices in Australia, Germany, and the UK.

    REFERENCE

    Jebb S, Ahern A, Olson A, Aston L, Holzapfel C, Stoll J, Amann-Gassner U, Simpson A, Fuller N, Pearson S, Lau N, Mander A, Hauner H, Caterson I. Primary care referral to a commercial provider for weight loss treatment versus standard care: A randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2011 Oct 22, 378(9801):1485-92.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    Susan Jebb
    MRC Human Nutrition Research
    Cambridge, UK
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