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DIETER'S WEIGHT LOSS MAY HAVE 'RIPPLE EFFECT' ON PARTNER

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THURSDAY, Feb.1, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you're determined to shed excess pounds, your partner may end up losing a few, too, new research shows.

The six-month study involved 130 cohabitating couples in which one partner was actively trying to lose weight[1]. In about one-third of cases (32 percent), the other partner also lost 3 percent or more of their body weight, the findings showed.

That's enough to have a real benefit on the non-dieters' health, the investigators said.

"This study was the first to demonstrate that lifestyle programs for weight loss[2] have effects beyond the person participating in these programs," said James Hill. He's professor of pediatrics[3] and medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and a spokesman for The Obesity Society.

The study was funded by Weight Watchers, but the finding was the same whether the dieting[4] partner was in that type of "guided" program or whether ...

News source: MedicineNet

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