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In small study, Noom’s mobile coaching platform shows promise in reducing hypertension

Dave Muoio

A mobile hypertension prevention program (HPP) delivered through Noom’s mobile health coaching service appears to significantly benefit users with consistently high blood pressure, according to a study conducted by the company and recently published in the Journal of Human Hypertension.

In fact, greater engagement with the HPP resulted in even higher reductions in weight and blood pressure, suggesting that Noom’s platform could be an effective intervention for those with hypertension or prehypertension.

“This is the first study to demonstrate that adults can lower their blood pressure to the normal range by using a mobile platform,” Dr. Tatiana Toro-Ramos, study author and senior academic researcher at Noom, told MobiHealthNews. “Our research should provide hope, help, and guidance to people living with hypertension or prehypertension, regardless of their medical history or experience. No single participant in our study had the same medical history yet the vast majority lost weight and achieved a blood pressure level within a normal range by participating in Noom’s mobile Hypertension Reduction and Prevention Program”

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