The next time you see a commercial to lose weight, don't be so quick to change the channel.

FOX's Collen Cappon has more in today's "Housecall for Health":

If you're trying to lose weight, a new study says that calling an 800 number may be more effective than going to your doctor.

Research out of Britain's Birmingham University found that commercial weight loss programs like Weight Watchers not only work better, but are also cheaper than doctor based services led by specially trained staff.  With global obesity putting huge pressure on health budgets, experts say Governments can learn a great deal from commercial weight loss companies.

Housecall for Health.  I'm Colleen Cappon, FOX News Radio.