Friday, September 18, 2009

Can Podcasts Combat Obesity?

The Los Angeles Times health blog Booster Shots examines research that used podcasts to help people lose weight.

Successful weight loss may be just a podcast away.

But what's on that podcast could make the difference between losing a modest amount of weight and losing next to none, according to a new study out of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Researchers used two different types of podcasts--audio files that can be downloaded into an MP3 player or computer--to see which was more effective at helping 78 overweight and obese men and women shed pounds over 12 weeks. Read more

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