Access to calorie-counting app doesn’t lead to weight loss

November 17, 2014 10:14 PM

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(Reuters Health) – Merely recommending a calorie-counting app to overweight people and giving them access to it on their phones does not lead to weight loss, according to a new study.

The findings don’t mean calorie-counting apps don’t work for people who want to lose weight, said the study’s lead author, Dr. B. Yoshi Laing. Instead, simply recommending it does not lead to weight loss, compared to people who don’t get recommendations.

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