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A Mobile-Based Comprehensive Weight Reduction Program for the Workplace (Health-On): Development and Pilot Study

A Mobile-Based Comprehensive Weight Reduction Program for the Workplace (Health-On): Development and Pilot Study

Obesity is a major global health problem [1], the cause of increased morbidity and mortality, and significant health care resources are expended on managing and preventing obesity and associated complications [2-5].

Min Kyu Han, Belong Cho, Hyuktae Kwon, Ki Young Son, Hyejin Lee, Joo Kyung Lee, Jinho Park

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2019;7(11):e11158


The Twazon Arabic Weight Loss App: App-Based Intervention for Saudi Women With Obesity

The Twazon Arabic Weight Loss App: App-Based Intervention for Saudi Women With Obesity

The prevalence of obesity in the Gulf region has become a serious public health issue, with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) having the highest prevalence rates at almost 35% [1].

Aroub Alnasser, Janet Kyle, Najla Aloumi, Abdulrahman Al-Khalifa, Debbi Marais

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2019;7(5):e10923


Features Predicting Weight Loss in Overweight or Obese Participants in a Web-Based Intervention: Randomized Trial

Features Predicting Weight Loss in Overweight or Obese Participants in a Web-Based Intervention: Randomized Trial

Introduction Overweight and obesity remain serious concerns for a high proportion of people, with the World Health Organization estimating that 1.5 billion adults were overweight or obese in 2008 [1].

Emily Brindal, Jill Freyne, Ian Saunders, Shlomo Berkovsky, Greg Smith, Manny Noakes

J Med Internet Res 2012;14(6):e173


The Kurbo App: The Freemium Model and Developmental Behavior Concerns. Comment on “Impact of a Mobile App–Based Health Coaching and Behavior Change Program on Participant Engagement and Weight Status of Overweight and Obese Children: Retrospective Cohort Study”

The Kurbo App: The Freemium Model and Developmental Behavior Concerns. Comment on “Impact of a Mobile App–Based Health Coaching and Behavior Change Program on Participant Engagement and Weight Status of Overweight and Obese Children: Retrospective Cohort Study”

The impact on weight reduction was observed for those with more coaching sessions, which confirms that childhood obesity requires professional support. This app is available only upon payment.

Marcia Regina Vitolo

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2021;9(2):e17492


Primary Care Providers’ Perspectives on Online Weight-Loss Programs: A Big Wish List

Primary Care Providers’ Perspectives on Online Weight-Loss Programs: A Big Wish List

b Prevalence of obesity among adults (age ≥20 years) in counties served by site B, 2008. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Diabetes Surveillance System.

Kevin O Hwang, Heather L Stuckey, Monica C Chen, Jennifer L Kraschnewski, Samuel N Forjuoh, Jennifer M Poger, Kathleen M McTigue, Christopher N Sciamanna

J Med Internet Res 2012;14(1):e16


Does Usage of an eHealth Intervention Reduce the Risk of Excessive Gestational Weight Gain? Secondary Analysis From a Randomized Controlled Trial

Does Usage of an eHealth Intervention Reduce the Risk of Excessive Gestational Weight Gain? Secondary Analysis From a Randomized Controlled Trial

Maternal obesity and excessive gestational weight gain (GWG) are associated with many adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes, such as gestational diabetes and cesarean delivery, in addition to an increase in obesity risk in both mother and baby [1-3].

Meredith Leigh Graham, Myla S Strawderman, Margaret Demment, Christine Marie Olson

J Med Internet Res 2017;19(1):e6