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Results of Innovative Clinical Study Show New Combination for Weight Loss Success
Date:10/12/2010

ention alone group. Participants in the study who used just the Armband with phone calls as an alternative to face-to-face meetings, also showed positive weight loss success with an average weight loss of over 12 pounds. In addition to the weight loss benefits, the study also concluded that by using BodyMedia FIT there was an increase of physical activity, self-monitoring and cardio respiratory fitness among the study participants. The BodyMedia FIT system includes a wearable Armband and allows users to track their calorie intake and burn, physical activity, steps taken and sleep efficiency to make informed decisions based on their body's information to help them lose weight and stay fit.

"The six month outcomes of this study illustrate the success of the combination of a body monitoring device and a lifestyle intervention program," stated Dr. John M. Jakicic, University of Pittsburgh Physical Activity and Weight Management Resource Center. "It's important that the weight loss community is aware of the successful results that body monitoring devices alone and in concert with a lifestyle intervention program can yield."

The current study further validates past research on the powerful combination of utilizing the BodyMedia technology while participating in an in-person group weight loss program. This study comes on the heels of  the results of a two-year clinical study in conjunction with The Arnold School of Public Health released this past Spring that touted wearing BodyMedia's technology while participating in a group weight loss program can help you lose three times more weight than a lifestyle intervention program alone.

"We are pleased to learn of the results of this study at such an important meeting of industry leaders who are working to fight the obesity epidemic and research successful methods for weight loss," said Christine Robins, Chief Executive Officer of BodyMedia. "This study confirms that the BodyMedia technology is an impo
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