Study shows Weight Watchers may work best
A new study reveals one popular diet does work better than others. According to a new study published in the Lancet Journal, the Weight Watchers' approach to dieting seems to tighten the belt more than others.
The research compared 770 overweight and obese adults. Participants were randomly assigned to receive either 12 months of standard health care, or a 12-month free membership to weight watchers. Those who received standard care lost an average of 5 pounds, while weight watchers participants lost an average of 11 pounds.
Reasearchers found that having a weekly weigh-in and support system works because people are more likely to stick to the program.
The weight loss program costs about $40-dollars a month. It's famous for its system of assigning points to snacks and meals so dieters can keep a running tab of what they're eating.
The study was funded by Weight Watchers but conducted by the U.K. Medical Research Council.
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