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Digital Wellness is dedicated to delivering the world’s digital weight management solutions using the latest scientific knowledge and research.
To our knowledge, we have published more research on online weight loss than any other Health & Wellness company worldwide, including 17 papers in peer-reviewed journals. Our research includes large cohort studies, randomized control trials and impact studies in real-world settings.
Digital Wellness has collaborated with some of the world’s best research institutes including Mayo Clinic, CSIRO, the University of Newcastle and Hort Innovation.
Research findings are integrated into our platform and products to ensure consumers are receiving the best evidence-based solutions for weight loss and healthy living. Several of our papers have been widely cited by researchers wanting to solve the global obesity epidemic.
Our randomized controlled trials and cohort studies were designed to:
understand the efficacy of our digital weight loss solutions
investigate novel features that can enhance weight loss or weight maintenance
measure the impact of weight loss incentives such as financial rewards
assess the acceptance of novel technologies such as apps and video conferences with a dietitian
What our research says
The Digital Wellness platform achieves 3 times more weight loss
Research shows that Members who complete the Total Wellbeing Diet 12 Week Program lose 3 times more weight than those who start but don't reach the end. Reference: Hendrie, GA, Klose, D 2019 Evaluation of the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet Online.Click here to Download report.
Financial incentives improve weight loss
Analysis of 13,000 members of the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet, which is powered by the Digital Wellness platform, found that a financial incentive of $199 resulted in significantly better weight loss and greater feelings of success.
The incentive was offered as a full refund of the program’s $199 membership fee if participants met science-based criteria such as recording their weight each week for 12 weeks. Members who met the criteria and received the refund lost 54% more weight than those who didn’t, which equated to an extra 2kg weight loss over 12 weeks.
The more you use, the more you lose
Use of the Digital Wellness platform is associated with weight loss success. In a study of Biggest Loser Club members, participants who lost the most weight used the Digital Wellness platform 4 times more than other users.
Similar associations between usage and impact were also seen in our VegEze app study, with greater increases in vegetable intake among participants who used the app the most.
You only need to track foods 4 days a week
Like many other studies, research into the Digital Wellness platform has confirmed that tracking food and exercise is associated with weight loss success. However, our research has also informed a more realistic recommendation to use a food diary 4 days week during weight loss. This is based on a study of Biggest Loser Club members which found that those who lost 10% or more of their body weight used the Digital Wellness food diary on average 3 days per week for 12 weeks.