Lifestyle advice by text messages helps prevent type 2 diabetes in high risk men

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 23 September 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5750
  1. Cheryl Travasso
  1. 1Mumbai

A mobile phone text messaging intervention can help prevent type 2 diabetes by promoting lifestyle modification in at risk individuals, a recent study conducted in India has found.1

India is a country with more than 61 million people living with diabetes,2 and more than 545 million mobile phones.3 The researchers wanted to investigate whether mobile phones could be used to deliver lifestyle messages effectively, because traditional lifestyle modification programmes are often labour intensive.

A total of 537 men aged 35 to 55 years and at high risk of …

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