Social connections may enhance online weight loss programs

February 6, 2015 10:17 PM

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Both the number and the type of friends was important, said Luis A. Nunes Amaral, senior author of the analysis of the online community of Calorie King, a paid online weight loss program with social networking features.

“What we found out is the more embedded in the network you are, the more success you have,” Amaral told Reuters Health. “The fact that you have lots of friends that also have lots of friends, that’s how enmeshed into the network you are,” he said. “Having many friends who only have one friend would ...

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