Using Twitter helps to lose weight

According to a study by the University of North Carolina social network Twitter helps you lose weight. According to research write tweets favor people lose some extra pounds. The reason is that through the microblogging people give each other support and advice. Publications such as “Today I avoided eating a cake” were shared by the group that was part of the investigation. Immediately the message received support and praise for the way it was given.


Research, which analyzes the social network influence on weight loss , lasted six months and had the support of 96 people, which they did tests and he provided tools like Twitter, emotional and informational support. They were divided into two groups: those receiving a daily podcast every 15 minutes, and what he did every 5 minutes (this group received nutritional information and motivational exercises).

The results of study North Carolina says that for every 10 tweets they wrote, people were losing 0.5% of its weight. This is unlike the rest of the group lost only 2.7% throughout the investigation phase.

During the process, participants were required to have mobile devices with Internet access. In both groups the most tweets (2,630) was conducted comprising those who used Twitter to make. If you are interested in learning more about the study, commented that he has already been published in the journal Translational Behavioral Medicine

Perhaps future studies could support that has been done so below is certain total totally social networks help you lose weight.

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