mardi 29 avril 2014

Information technology can simplify weight-loss efforts; social support still important for success

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 69 percent of adults in the United States are currently overweight or obese, which puts these individuals at increased risk for chronic health problems. Although weight loss decreases this risk, statistics show that dieters often fail multiple times before meeting their goals. Now, researchers have found that information technology, such as smartphone applications, can help dieters integrate healthy behavior changes into their daily lives. Information technology can simplify weight-loss efforts; social support still important for success

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