Study shows digital can be good for your heart
In this Medcity News article, you'll learn about:
- The size and structure of the study
" The study followed a total of 28,000 adults ages 43 to 58 who voluntarily participated in Hello Heart’s program, accessing it through one of 21 employers."
- Outcomes of the research study
" After 12 weeks of the program, about 70% of users with stage I hypertension and 85% of users with stage II hypertension were able to reduce their systolic blood pressure. "
- Gaps in the research study
" Since there was no control group, it’s difficult to know how much benefit users got just from knowing they were being monitored. Most of the study’s participants were middle-aged adults with employer-sponsored health insurance, meaning the results might not be broadly applicable to older or lower-income adults. "