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Group weight loss more effective than going solo

Weight loss loves company, hints new research.

For every additional 10 people signed up at a clinical center for a weight loss trial, the average person loses half a percent more weight, a study found.

Dr. Arne Astrup of the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and his colleagues delved into a database of 22 weight-loss centers across five countries. The researchers found that 10 more participants at a center translated into a modest half-percent climb in weight loss for the average person at that center.

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