Randomized trial of a phone- and web-based weight loss program for women at elevated breast cancer risk: the HELP study

Cadmus-Bertram, Lisa; Nelson, Sandahl; Hartman, Sheri; Patterson, Ruth; Parker, Barbara; Pierce, John
August 2016
Journal of Behavioral Medicine;Aug2016, Vol. 39 Issue 4, p551
Academic Journal
The article discusses findings of a randomized trial to determine the effectiveness of using a self-monitoring website in helping women at high risk for breast cancer achieve their fitness and weight loss goals. It notes that women who used the intervention web site reported a weight loss of 4.7 percent during a 6-month period. It confirms that web- and phone-based interventions can effect a modest improvement in physical activity for women at high risk for breast cancer.


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