October 26, 2015
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded Providence's Miriam Hospital and Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center a $1.3 million grant so that researchers can conduct a mobile-enabled study to research weight loss after bariatric surgery.
The researchers will begin recruiting participants...
December 2, 2014
Using a smartphone app to monitor weight loss is effective if the user is willing to self-monitor calories, but for most patients, using a health app won't result in a substantial weight change, according to a UCLA study in the Annals of Internal Medicine of 212 primary care patients.
Researchers asked 105 participants to download the MyFitnessPal app, while the other 107 participants, the...