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Community support groups may hold key to weight loss

(KWWL) -- Intensive community programs may be effective weight loss tools.

Researchers in Australia had a group of women participate in several group sessions about weight, healthy eating and exercise. They also set personal weight goals and were sent personalized text reminders.

After a year, the women had improved cholesterol levels, exercised more and didn't gain weight.

A control group of women who listened to one lecture on healthy living gained two pounds.

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