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The Web: Click mouse, lose weight?
20 Jan 2005
Great story about loosing weight using the Internet.
By Gene J. Koprowski
UPI Science News

Published 1/19/2005 8:31 AM
CHICAGO, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- All those New Year's resolutions made to lose weight might be just a bit easier to achieve this year. Online weight loss sites, run by heath insurance companies, doctors, dieticians and fitness trainers, are mushrooming, so to speak, offering consumers nutrition resources, calorie counters and exercise plans. "There are almost as many online resources giving advice on weight loss as there are books on the subject," said Christie Hadley, a spokeswoman for, a site aimed at those who want to lose weight. -- The Web is a weekly series examining the global telecommunications phenomenon known as the World Wide Web, by Gene J. Koprowski, who covers technology for UPI Science News. E-mail: sciencemail (at)
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