Analysis of De-identified Data From Commercially-available App Lose It!
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The study team analyzed de-identified user data provided by the commercial app Lose It!, an entity of FitNow, Inc.
Condition or disease
Overweight and Obesity
Behavioral: Lose It! commercial weight loss app
The study team analyzed de-identified user data collected by Lose It! for the purposes of investigating behavioral aspects of weight loss and maintenance, including engagement with the platform; user-reported data on diet, exercise, and other behaviors; data generated by Lose It! describing macronutrient or total calorie intake; periodicity of weight-related actions; user-reported demographic information; and any data from linked applications within Lose It!. All data was anonymized and exchanged as limited data sets.
Lose It! is a commercial weight loss smart phone app designed for easy caloric tracking. It provides a free mobile and web interface for users to construct an individualized weight loss plan by entering their goal weight and desired weekly weight loss. Using the user's height, current weight, gender and age, the app generates a daily caloric budget designed for the user to reach their goal. Users can then log their caloric intake, exercise, and weight to track progress toward their goal.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 80 Years (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
New app users located in the U.S. and Canada, between 18 and 80 years of age, that are overweight (25 < BMI < 30) or obese (BMI > 30), who actively used the app each month from January to May of 2016, defined as users who logged food at least 8 times during the first or second half of each month (January, February, March, April and May).
- New app users located in the U.S. and Canada, between 18 and 80 years of age, that are overweight (25 < BMI < 30) or obese (BMI > 30), who actively used the app each month from January to May of 2016, defined as users who logged food at least 8 times during the first or second half of each month (January, February, March, April and May).