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A group of researchers from Valencian universities in Spain is depending on the power of web apps to help overweight and obese people manage their blood pressure.
As a part of the ongoing study, designed by doctors and psychologists, the application christened as Vivir mejor is being tested on 100 patients.
Most of these patients also had hypertension or high blood pressure, and the app is trying to monitor dietary and exercise habits in such a manner that their blood pressure is lowered.
In an age of Google doctors when patients surf for health information on the net, such digital approaches could become the norm. However, there are still no answers to whether such app-based approaches can have a sustaining and long-term effect on the patient’s health.
Researchers said the web application is made up of nine modules that progressively encourage the users to adopt healthy habits and make important lifestyle changes related to diet and physical exercise. It includes online questionnaires to be completed by the patie