A research group from the University of Tsukuba, Kagawa Nutrition University, and Jumonji Gakuen Women's University has analyzed previous research papers regarding weight loss interventions based on lifestyle improvement guidance provided on a web-based basis, and found that web-based interventions are effective. It was confirmed.

 Obesity is a major risk factor for non-communicable diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.In recent years, as a countermeasure against obesity, attention has been focused on weight loss intervention through lifestyle improvement guidance provided on a web basis.In this study, we used systematic review, a research method that collects, selects, evaluates, and integrates data from multiple studies conducted independently in the past, and meta-analysis, a method that quantitatively integrates data using statistical methods. was analyzed using

 After searching two databases and qualitatively analyzing the 97 papers that were finally adopted, we found social support, self-monitoring of behavior change, self-monitoring of outcome (weight), behavioral goal setting, information provision, and outcomes. Goal setting was extracted as a valid component of the web-based intervention.In addition, a quantitative analysis of 51 of these articles found the effectiveness of the web-based intervention compared with the control group.Regarding the effects of intervention components, individualized information provision and expert advice were effective, but online chat was not.

 The results of this study show that web-based interventions are effective in weight loss.Evidence was obtained as a cost-effective weight loss intervention that can be used non-face-to-face.In the future, it is expected that a highly effective weight loss program will be developed by combining effective components.

Paper information:[Nutrients] Effectiveness and Components of Web-Based Interventions on Weight Changes in Adults Who Were Overweight and Obese: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analyses

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