POSTED: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 10:16am
UPDATED: Monday, August 20, 2012 - 9:22am
The internet may be an effective weight loss tool. A review of 14 studies finds overweight adults who participated in web-based weight-loss programs lost more weight than those who were not enrolled in any program.
However, face-to-face classes were the most successful. Experts say web-based programs still have the potential to impact thousands of people, because doctors can reach more patients when using the web compared to their office. Another benefit: they are cost-effective.