First effort to use mobile phones to change diabetes risk behaviors across vast, diverse country
Date: August 8, 2016
Source: Northwestern University
A study that sent twice-weekly text messages to a million people in India advising them to exercise, eat less fat and eat more fruits and vegetables increased these health behaviors known to prevent diabetes, reports new research. This effort is the first to use the power of mobile phones to change diabetes risk behaviors in a large number of people from different parts of a vast country. About 40 percent more people improved their health behaviors. In India, about 66 million people have diabetes.
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