A mobile smartphone-based behavioral obesity intervention achieved weight loss outcomes similar to that of a more intensive gold standard group-based approach, according to findings published in Obesity.
“Behavioral obesity treatments focused on improving eating, physical activity and related behaviors reliably produce mean weight losses of 5% to 10% of initial body weight,” J. Graham Thomas, PhD, associate professor in the department of psychiatry and human behavior at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and colleagues wrote. “These weight losses reduce the risk and severity of multiple diseases, including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer. However, these treatments are not widely available because they are highly intensive.”
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk, Inc.
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