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10/10/12

People Lose More Weight in Commercial Weight Loss Program


British Study Says People Lose More Weight in a Commercial Weight Loss Program like Weight Watchers, Rosemary Conley or Slimming World than by Counseling from their Doctors


File this in the stuff I didn't need a study to figure out department. A study that appeared in a British medical journal reported that people who joined a commercial weight loss program were more successful at losing weight than people who just got counseling from a doctor.










In the study several hundreds of over weight people in England were recruited into a study to see if people lost more weight when they got counseling from a primary care provider or if they joined a commercial weight loss group. The weight control groups were commercial weight loss programs in Great Britain such as Weight Watchers, Rosemary Conley or Slimming World. The primary care counselors were a doctor counseling someone on weight loss or pharmacy one to one counseling or a group from the British National Health Service called Size Down..










They looked at weight loss at 12 weeks and at one year. The most effective weight loss was in people who had participated in a commercial weight loss program. The least effective was someone who had just got counseling from a doctor.

  • Comparison of range of commercial or primary care led weight reduction programmes with minimal intervention control for weight loss in obesity: Lighten Up randomised controlled trial