Research from the University of Manchester shows the more often people weigh themselves, the more weight they lose.
The findings are based on data collected from 975 participants over four years. Users who interacted the most with Internet-enabled scales are the ones who lost the most weight in a year, according to the study results.
Dr. Matthew Sperrin, lecturer in Health Data Science at the University of Manchester's Health eResearch Centre, led the study. It was created as a partnership with Withings, a manufacturer of connected-health technology that gathered anonymous data from Smart-Scale users in the United Kingdom.
"Connected technology is opening up the opportunities for research teams to understand more about health and investigate new ways to encourage healthier behavior in the general public," Sperrin said. "In this study we wanted to know more about the ways that engagement with weighing scales indicates the users' behavior, something that is only possible with recent advances in technology. By working with Withings, we were able to spot a strong correlation between self-weighing and weight-loss, particularly that the more a patient weighed themselves, the more weight they were shown to lose."
Organizations in this story
Want to get notified whenever we write about University of Manchester ?
Next time we write about University of Manchester, we'll email you a link to the story. You may edit your settings or unsubscribe at any time.Sign-up for Alerts
- Cost of college went up for all students at Academia Serrant Inc
- Graduates earn 67 degrees from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Washington DC
- Graduates earn 472 degrees, certificates from Huertas College
- Graduates earn 344 degrees, certificates from CEM College-San Juan
- Cost of college went up for all students at University of Puerto Rico-Ponce
- Graduates earn 2,191 degrees, certificates from Howard University
- Cost of college was unchanged for all students at IVAEM College
- Cost of college was unchanged for all students at Educational Technical College-Recinto de Bayamon
- Graduates earn 198 degrees from Strayer University-District of Columbia
- Cost of college went up for all students at Escuela Hotelera de San Juan