(ASSOCIATED PRESS) — CHICAGO — Txt msgs may b gud 4U.
That’s the message in a study that suggests just four monthly text messages might spur health improvements for heart patients.
The simple, heart-related advice led to substantial changes in blood pressure, cholesterol and physical activity levels, according to the results published in Tuesdays’ Journal of the American Medical Association.
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About 700 Australian adults took part. The strategy cost just $10 a person, and if lasting benefits can be shown in a broader group of patients, it could be a cheap and simple way to help tackle heart disease, the leading cause of death worldwide.