Weight Loss Mobile Applications Need To Do More To Help Dieters Solve Problems

Many of the country’s 285 million mobile phone subscribers want to lose weight, but neither consumers nor doctors really understand current apps, said lead study author Sherry Pagoto, Ph.D., an associate professor in the division of preventive and behavioral medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. “Apps are generally good but we need more science behind this effort,” she said. “Busy healthcare providers hesitate to recommend apps because they don’t really know what they’re telling patients to use.

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