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09 September 2011

Weight Watchers works twice as well

People who go to Weight Watchers tend to lose twice as much weight as people who just receive standard weight loss care over a 12 month period, a study has shown.

Overweight patients told by their doctors to go to Weight Watchers lose around twice as much weight as people receiving standard weight loss care over 12 months, according to the findings of a study.

Susan Jebb of Britain's Medical Research Council (MRC) Human Nutrition Research Unit, who led the study, said the results showed Weight Watchers is a robust intervention that is generalisable to other economically developed countries.

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