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Comment & Response
January 17, 2017

Wearable Technology and Long-term Weight Loss

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 2Division of Cardiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
JAMA. 2017;317(3):318-319. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.19265

To the Editor After successful weight loss with weekly group sessions over the initial 6 months of the IDEA trial, individuals randomized to an enhanced intervention group using a physical activity tracking device regained more weight over the subsequent 18 months compared with participants randomized to a standard intervention not including use of this device.1 The results seem counterintuitive and remain insufficiently explained. We have a few questions that may lead to better understanding of the IDEA trial results.

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