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  1. Weight loss – and our study – is contagious!

    By Elise Meyer •

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    Last week, we announced Dr. Rajiv Kumar’s incredible study on how weight loss spreads through groups. Along with ShapeUp co-founder Brad Weinberg and a team of Brown researchers, Dr. Kumar proved that weight loss competitions like ShapeUp and The Biggest Loser are effective not just because they provide the framework for behavior change, but because weight loss is actually contagious among team mates.

    But you know what else spreads like wildfire? Good news. And that must be why our study is everywhere! Click the links below to read several separate viewpoints on Dr. Kumar’s study, and then let us know what you think in the comments:

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