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

rtant part of the solution to keep people motivated to achieve their wellness and fitness goals by itself or with a lifestyle intervention program. The results of this study solidify the important role body monitoring devices can play in addressing the obesity epidemic  by giving people a real time tool to manage their health and fitness."

The 6 month results presented were entitled: A Technology-based System is an Effective Alternative to an In-Person Weight Loss Intervention, and followed fifty-one overweight and obese men and women between the ages of 21-55 over the course of the study from October 2009 through March 2010.  The study was independently funded by the Physical Activity and Weight Management Research Center and the Obesity and Nutrition Research Center (NIH supported) at the University of Pittsburgh.

Participants were divided into the following groups:

  • Group Lifestyle Intervention
  • BodyMedia FIT users alone
  • Group Lifestyle plus BodyMedia FIT users.

  • Dr. Jakicic added, "With such positive results at six months, the study shows a promising trend for weight loss success and retention."

    About BodyMedia, Inc.Founded in 1999, BodyMedia, Inc. is the pioneer in developing wearable body monitoring systems designed to help people lose weight, improve performance, and live a healthier lifestyle.  Our patented multi-sensor technology has been adapted for a variety of markets,  enabling us to deliver validated products that monitor calorie expenditure, amount of physical activity, number of steps taken, and sleep efficiency.  No other comfortable, convenient, continuous body-monitoring product can measure physical activity and calories burned with BodyMedia's greater-than-90% accuracy. For more information, visit www.bodymedia.com.

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