5 studies you may have missed
African-American women need to eat fewer calories -- or burn more -- to lose the same amount of weight as Caucasian women.
December 20th, 2013
11:06 AM ET

5 studies you may have missed

Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body. Remember, correlation is not causation – so if a study finds a connection between two things, it doesn't mean that one causes the other.

Text messages could improve your health
Journal of Medical Internet Research

R u eatin ur vegetables? Would you if you had a personalized text message sent to your phone to remind you?

Researchers at the University of Michigan asked 1,800 people to sign up for a 14-week pilot program called txt4health, which sends diet reminders to type 2 diabetics and those at risk of developing the disease. While only 39% of the participants stayed enrolled for the entire program, those who did say they changed their diets significantly - drinking more water, eating fruit for dessert and consuming fewer fried foods.

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