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Ann Gregory
Med J Aust 2006; 185 (10): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2006.tb00695.x
Published online: 20 November 2006

Daily self-weighing has been linked with a decreased risk of regaining lost weight in a US trial. In a group of 314 participants who had recently lost at least 10% (and about 20 kg) of their body weight, the Study to Prevent Regain (STOP Regain) trial compared the weight regained during an 18-month face-to-face intervention or an Internet-based intervention with that regained by a control group. Both intervention groups received a similar program that stressed daily self-weighing and self-regulation. Although the face-to-face group regained the least weight overall, fewer participants in both intervention groups who weighed themselves daily regained 2.3 kg or more in weight, compared with those who weighed themselves less often.



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