‘Yo-yo’ diets ‘not a no-no’.

September 10, 2012

Source: NHS Choices.

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Date of publication: 16th August, 2012.

Publication type: Journal article.

In a nutshell: A closer look behind recent headlines which stated that yo-yo dieting is not bad for you and will not affect long-term weight loss.

Length of publication: 1 web page.

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Interactive computer-based interventions for weight loss or weight maintenance in overweight or obese people

September 7, 2012

Source: The Cochrane Library.

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Date of publication: 15th August, 2012.

Publication type: Review.

In a nutshell: This paper reviewed studies which examined the effects of computer-based interventions in comparison with no or little intervention as well as in-person interventions to support weight loss and weight maintenance. The review found that when compared to little or no intervention, computer-based interventions were more effective in supporting weight loss and weight maintenance. However, when compared with face-to-face interventions, the computer-based approach resulted in lower levels of weight loss and maintenance, but the difference were small and therefore may be of limited clinical significance.

Length of publication: 147 pages.