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Technology and weight loss


A new study suggests incorporating technology into weight loss strategies may help encourage healthy behaviors.

Researchers provided a mobile device to 200 overweight adults, asking them to record their eating patterns and physical activity.

The data was sent to a coach who called or e-mailed each person to encourage their healthy changes.

At the end of the study period, the participants showed improvements in reaching their goals .

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