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Why your weight-loss app doesn’t work – and why that matters

There are few things worse than being an obesity scientist at a holiday party. Once they learn my profession, most people skulk away, often hiding their food in the process. The brave few who remain often lean closer and quietly ask for the “secret” to weight loss – as if we scientists were a “DaVinci Code”-style cabal devoted to suppressing the true “secret” to dieting.

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