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Study finds health coaching app Noom’s weight loss outcomes comparable to that of traditional diabetes prevention programs

By: Heather Mack

People with prediabetes using health coaching app Noom achieved levels of success that are comparable to traditional diabetes prevention programs for weight loss and health management, a new study found.

The study, published in the British Medical Journal Open Diabetes Research & Care, found 64 percent of people using the Noom app lost more than 5 percent of their weight, which is comparable to the Centers for Disease Control’s findings from traditional diabetes prevention programs, and more successful than other virtual DPP providers.

Researchers studied 43 overweight or obese adult participants with a diagnosis of prediabetes who signed up to receive the 24-week Noom program that provides human coaching through a strictly mobile platform. Weight loss and patient engagement were the main outcomes. Continued