Deaf-to-Deaf weight loss program helps participants drop pounds

Shedding unwanted pounds can be hard for anyone, but may be especially difficult for Deaf sign language users who experience barriers to mainstream weight loss programs and the social support they offer. While those programs may feel isolating or out of reach, results from a University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) clinical trial published in Obesity show that a specialized weight loss program designed for Deaf people by Deaf people helped participants lose weight.

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