NEW YORK – Noom’s mobile Hypertension Reduction and Prevention Program can help adults with high blood pressure lower their risk of hypertension, according to a study published recently in the Journal of Human Hypertension.
The study demonstrated how a mobile program supported by human coaches was able to help adults with prehypertension and hypertension reduce their blood pressure and lose weight.
“Our research concluded that those who were more engaged in the study had better results and larger reductions in both weight and blood pressure,” said Dr. Tatiana Toro-Ramos, the study’s author, in a statement.
Noom’s smartphone-compatible HRPP includes in-app human coaching, along with meal logging, blood pressure tracking and educational material.
The pilot study was administered for six months to participants who were prehypertensive or hypertensive. Each participant received a unique and personalized curriculum that included dietary guidance, suggested physical activities, educational content, interaction with live coaches, and food and activity logging.
The study found that 80% of the participants who began the study completed the program, and 55% of them lowered their risk of hypertension. Higher frequency of weigh-ins and meal logging was a consistent and key factor for risk reduction.
“The HRPP is different from anything else available to the public because it is individualized in every way,” said Toro-Ramos. “In the study, no single participant had the same medical history, nor the exact same experience, yet most shared similar results.”