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Although the study size was small and further research is needed to confirm water as a weight-loss wonder, the researchers at Birmingham believe the results show that drinking water can be an easy and effective weight loss technique.
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"When combined with brief instructions on how to increase your amount of physical activity and on a healthy diet, this seems to help people to achieve some extra weight loss—at a moderate and healthy rate," Helen Parretti, MD, lead author on the study, said in a press release. "It's something that doesn't take much work to integrate into our busy everyday lives."