Research published in JAMA Network Open indicates that a commonly available commercial weight management program resulted in more weight loss than an informal do-it-yourself method.
The 400-person study found that the weight management program participants lost twice as much weight than people using a self-guided approach, and the program group also saw greater reductions in waist circumference and a higher likelihood of reaching a 5% weight loss goal.
The study was a randomized clinical trial that included almost 400 adults from Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
Participants who were assigned to WW, formerly known as Weight Watchers, lost twice as much weight as those trying to lose weight on their own.
Read the full story in Medscape here.
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