Mobile Health Study Uses Fitness App to Help At-Risk Women

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UCLA-backed clinical trials underway in Los Angeles use a smartphone app to track eating and activity habits of 40 African American women at risk for heart disease—with promising results. The researchers say mobile technology offers a powerful tool to assist people seeking to change unhealthy habits because it can reinforce medical advice after a patient leaves the doctor's office.

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Laurence Cruz is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles.