Wednesday, May 18, 2011

How Can One Online Test Help Fight Disease?

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A recent study funded by the National Institutes of Health has shown that online health site RealAge.com successfully motivated employees to initiate and adhere to a health-management plan resulting in significant waist-size reductions. These results were produced by only one e-mail interaction inviting them to take the RealAge Test, a health assessment that determines a person’s risk of mortality based on a variety of health-related factors. The findings are published in the May issue of the American Journal of Public Health.

The study findings show that although the coaching group had different benefits, only the RealAge group had a significant reduction in waist circumference -- an objective indicator of overall health; the fat that enlarges waists is linked to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, inflammation in the liver, blood vessels and more. The waist-size changes were seen within 6 months and maintained at 1 year after the study began.

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For the full report on this fascinating study, click here
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