Obese men are more likely to have diet-related chronic disease risk compared with their female counterparts.

To investigate optimal mechanisms for weight loss, researchers provided obese men with self-help paper-based resources with or without online support.

With 6-month follow-up, those receiving online support had reduced fat and carbohydrate intake compared with controls.

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These preliminary data indicate that online dietary support may help men improve their diet and lose weight, according to report in Obesity Research & Clinical Practice (2014;8:e476–e487).