Mobile app aids lowering blood pressure: Interview

TIM SANDLE

Adults with hypertension and prehypertension can lower their blood pressure by using a mobile health app. A new study shows patients can lower their blood pressure and return to a normotensive status.

A new study has been conducted which demonstrates the short-term efficacy of how a Hypertension Prevention Program can be effectively administrated through a mobile platform. The study, reported to the Journal of Human Hypertension, found 55 percent of participants who completed the program lowered their risk of hypertension, while 40 percent of participants who completed the program lost more than 5 percent of their body weight.

The pilot study was administered through Noom, a mobile behavior change platform with human coaching.

To find out more about the study, its conclusions and the app, Digital Journal spoke with Dr. Tatiana Toro-Ramos, PhD., who was the author of the study and who is the Senior Academic Researcher at Noom, Inc.

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