Fitbit, Quest partner to study metabolic health using wearable data

Quest Diagnostics and Google’s Fitbit are partnering on a study called Wearables for Metabolic Health (WEAR-ME) to examine how wearable technology can improve metabolic health. The study will combine Fitbit’s data with health information from Quest Diagnostics’ lab tests to assess metabolic health and potentially prevent disease. Metabolic health is measured by five markers, and poor metabolic health increases the risk of developing various conditions. Approximately 1,500 Fitbit users will participate in the three-month study and share their data with researchers. Previous studies have shown that wearable technology can lead to healthier lifestyle choices and improved metabolic health.

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