Researchers give weight loss applications the scientific value they need.
Half of all European adults are overweight or obese. Many people turn to use self-service application as a means of burning excess fat, but despite hundreds of digital tools available, but few people to help keep slim waist, and few based on proven scientific achievements.
A weight-loss program can be a challenge because it’s not just about counting calories or doing exercise – it requires behavioral change.
Frederick of Denmark, Mr Hospital Berit Heitmann, said: “we have seen many applications that help you lose weight, but no one can maintain weight loss, and there are few applications is based on evidence.
There is also a dangerous trend, which is that applications based on the least evidence often have the most attractive interfaces, so they download more.
Professor Heitmann, who is in charge of the eu-funded project, said: “90-95% of overweight or obese people can lose weight successfully, while only 5-10% of people can lose weight over the long term. NoHoW is studying weight-loss techniques that have been tested for a long time.
The project will design an application that will allow food eaters to keep the kilos scientifically. NoHoW will have a wireless weighing scale and exercise and heart monitor for 1,600 volunteers. Volunteers not telling people what they should eat, but gives volunteers skills to help them reach the goal, adjust the mood and cope with stress, such as providing tailored Suggestions, in order to more positive and better sleep.
In fact, it seems that we all have an old biological stamp that makes it easy to gain weight in times of difficulty or stress.
“For our ancestors, it was good to gain weight and conserve energy when food was scarce. Professor Heitmann explained that this reaction to stress may still be present today. “The pressure is not just to hold down our goodwill, but also to better protect our bodies to conserve energy.”
When dieters enter these stressful moments, it may be crucial to help them overcome this evolutionary trait.
We plan to help people manage stress and emotional instability. This will help them help themselves, “says prof heitman.
Weight gain self-management can help offset the enormous economic burden of many health risks associated with obesity, such as diabetes, which affects 60 million europeans.
“Health care systems around the world are struggling with diabetes,” said Meena Daivadanam, a public health scientist at the karolinska institute in Sweden. She adds that diabetes is a disease that people need to live day after day once they have been diagnosed, and that health systems don’t have it.
Dr Daivadanam is the co-ordinator of the eu-funded SMART2D project, which is people-centred and transfers care from the clinic to the community. Health system, she says, are often in response to a sudden illness or provide professional care, rather than health problems related to the way of life, such as the need to long-term and unconventional non-professional care of type 2 diabetes.
The SMART2D project is used to bring patients and family members together in community support groups to help them manage their own innovative patterns of diabetes society. Through in a low-income rural areas of Uganda, South Africa a middle-income city and fragile immigrant groups in Sweden this study, three different countries are likely to develop evidence-based guidelines related to the different communities.
“Members will have the opportunity to explore their needs and local conditions on their own terms, such as where to find less expensive health food stores,” Dr. Daivadanma said.
Uppsala University in Sweden (Uppsala University) health researcher Stefan Peterson (Stefan Peterson) is the project’s scientific adviser, professor, he said, peer support is a healthier lifestyle change support and empowerment approach, and to reduce the burden of the health system personnel and resources.
In a new project, artificial intelligence (AI) helps so-called type 1 diabetes patients, and technology can help them manage themselves.
Now, type 1 diabetics first count carbohydrates and then inject insulin based on what they eat. They do this because they lack enzymes that maintain healthy blood sugar levels.