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Friday, October 21, 2005

Contributing To Science 

As most Americans continue to get fatter, some have gotten thinner and are staying that way. Some of them are even contributing to a national database of successful dieters, creating what may become a real evidence base for weight-loss recommendations and practices. Even considering the database's weaknesses, including probably incomplete and entirely self-reported data, it seems to be a really brilliant way to not only collect information, but also to encourage other dieters.

Some of the preliminary findings are interesting too. Successful dieters - those who keep off the weight they've lost, long term - tend to:
I look forward to seeing what happens as this database expands, and more proper research can be done with it.

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