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Weight Watchers Scores Points Over Local Doctors in New Study

Weight Watchers, which helped singer Jennifer Hudson and British royal Sarah Ferguson slim down by assigning points to the food they eat, works better than the local doctor in a new study.

Patients shed double the weight on Weight Watchers than on a standard program run by health professionals in a 12-month study published in the medical journal The Lancet today. Those who completed the study lost an average 6.7 kilos (14.8 pounds) on Weight Watchers, compared with 3.3 kilos on standard care.