Losing weight on the Web? A content analysis of dieting-related Web sites


Overweight people often hesitate to consult health professionals in person: they opt to surf the Web for solutions to weight loss instead. Despite the numerous diet and dieting-related sites offering a wide range of information, few content analysis studies have been conducted on such sites. This study aims to conduct a formal analysis of diet and dieting-related sites by employing the widely suggested criteria of evaluating online health information.

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