Why was this study done?
The prevalence of overweight and obesity has grown into a worldwide epidemic in recent years. Currently, more than two in three adults are either overweight or obese. This study was designed to understand the effects of a structured meal plan and a mobile app on weight management.
What did the study find?
Average weight loss after 13 weeks following the program was 12.1 pounds (approximately 4 pounds a weeks). Twenty percent (30 out of 146) of obese participants reduced their BMI below 30 by the end of the study and were reclassified as overweight (and not obese).
Effect of an online, mobile app-mediated structured meal replacement program on weight management: outcomes in a real world setting.
Authors: Lau FC, Daggy BP, McManus JF. 2014.
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