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New Study Demonstrates Virgin Pulse Moves the Needle on Obesity, Hypertension, and Diabetes

Full-year analysis shows Homebase for Health® platform drives critical behavior change that results in biometric improvement for members and 3:1 value-on-investment for their employers   

Providence, R.I., July 19, 2023 – Obesity, hypertension, and high blood sugar levels are major health problems made worse by delayed care and unhealthy lifestyle choices, affecting millions of Americans and resulting in high costs. Today, Virgin Pulse, the leading global digital-first health, wellbeing, and navigation company, unveiled the results of a one-year, 90,000+ member analysis that demonstrates that its Homebase for Health® platform is effective in driving biometric improvement for members with obesity, hypertension, or high blood sugar. The study also showed financial benefits for their employers, including 3:1 value-on-investment (VOI). 

Obesity, hypertension, and high blood sugar (glucose) are some of the most common indicators of metabolic syndrome – a group of conditions that, together, increase risk of serious health problems. These include heart disease, diabetes, and stroke – top causes of death in the United States. According to the National Institutes of Health, metabolic syndrome affects approximately 1 in 3 adults and takes a high economic toll as well. For example, heart disease and stroke cost the U.S. healthcare system $216 billion per year and result in $147 billion in lost productivity. Knowing risk factors and making healthy lifestyle changes can help people lower their chances of developing metabolic syndrome or the health problems it can cause.  



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