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Study: Socially networking dieters lose more weight

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If you're looking to lose weight, you'll likely have more success if you connect yourself to other dieters online. Researchers took data from CalorieKing.Com, which is an online weight loss community where dieters can connect with others in similar situations, and through their study, they found that users who had more than 10 friends lost about 8% of their body weight in six months. Further, they found that those who were less connected only lost 5%.

The data suggests that those who use the website self-monitored their behavior which led to more success, but the researchers say the social networking aspect was the biggest contributor to weight loss.

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