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UCLA-backed m-health project aids at-risk women using fitness app
UCLA-backed m-health project aids at-risk women using fitness app

Qiana Sago knew she had a problem. Three years ago, at age 30, she weighed 269 pounds. She was taking pills for high blood pressure. Her triglycerides were "the highest you can have," she said. Working as an LAX custodian, she was surrounded by fast food, which became a daily staple. "You ate [it] when you got to work, you ate it again midday," she said. "Then I'd get off work and eat more." But, partly because she was provided access to unique fitness technology, the Inglewood resident has turned things around — losing more than 40 pounds and working toward the day she can stop taking blood pressure medication. Sago and 39 other young African...

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