Weight loss programs tailored to the needs of Somali and Latino immigrants show success, a Mayo Clinic study finds. Participants lost weight during COVID while many other Americans gained weight.

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Somali and Latino immigrants lost weight when they worked together in culturally specific groups and received coaching by someone from their community. The Mayo Clinic’s pilot study was such a success it’s being replicated on a larger scale.

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Goal 3: Promote the Integration of Special and Underserved Populations in Translational Research Across the Human Lifespan