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Could Facebook Assist Public Health Efforts to Track Obesity?
Date:4/26/2013

ighborhood with the lowest percentage (Greenpoint, in Brooklyn).

"Online social networks like Facebook represent a new high-value, low-cost data stream for looking at health at a population level," study co-leader John Brownstein, who runs the computational epidemiology group at Boston Children's Hospital's informatics program, said in a hospital news release.

"The tight correlation between Facebook users' interests and obesity data suggest that this kind of social-network analysis could help generate real-time estimates of obesity levels in an area, help target public health campaigns that would promote healthy behavior change and assess the success of those campaigns," he said.

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explains how to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Boston Children's Hospital, news release, April 24, 2013


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