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Effectiveness of a smartphone application for the management of metabolic syndrome components focusing on weight loss: a prelim

Lifestyle Disease
T Toro-Ramos et al.
Used Parameters : BW, PBF, VFA

Publication Year : 2017

Country : USA

Journal : Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders

Background: There are inconsistent results for the effectiveness of using smartphone applications (apps) or websites on weight loss. We investigated the efficacy of a smartphone intervention using a designated app that utilizes a lifestyle intervention-focused approach, including a human coaching element, toward weight loss in overweight or obese Korean adults. Methods: One hundred four adults aged 20–60 years with a body mass index≥ 23 kg/m2, who signed up for a smartphone program for weight loss (using the Noom app), were …
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