Weight loss was greater with Weight Watchers than with a behavioral program plus Weight Watchers

Kahan, Scott; Osborn, Robyn
November 2013
ACP Journal Club;11/19/2013, Vol. 159 Issue 10, p1
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a study to evaluate the effects of a behavioral weight loss (BWL) program to Weight Watchers (WW) on weight loss in WW or BWL alone. The study revealed that WW alone led to greater weight loss than adding a behavioral weight loss program to WW in overweight or obese adults. According to the study, WW comprises of a moderate energy-deficit diet, food activity and regular physical activity and BWL consists of a moderately reduced-calorie diet and protocol-driven sessions.


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