Use of mobile applications in the management of overweight and obesity

Alnuaimi A, Rawaf S, Hassounah S et al. | Use of mobile applications in the management of overweight and obesity in primary and secondary care | Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine | 5 April 2019

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This systematic review involved searching electronic databases for studies on the use of mobile app-based interventions in the management of overweight and obesity among adults over 18 years of age in a primary and secondary care setting. The results of the review revealed that mobile apps are effective tools for weight loss management and sustaining such loss when compared to standard interventions.

However, further research is needed to consider the sustained benefits and the applicability of mobile app-based interventions for large-scale population coverage.

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