Endocrinol Metab.  2021 Apr;36(2):220-228. 10.3803/EnM.2021.107.

Digital Therapeutics for Obesity and Eating-Related Problems

  • 1Department of Biomedical Sciences, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
  • 2BK21 Plus Biomedical Science Project Team, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea


In recent years, digital technologies have rapidly advanced and are being applied to remedy medical problems. These technologies allow us to monitor and manage our physical and mental health in our daily lives. Since lifestyle modification is the cornerstone of the management of obesity and eating behavior problems, digital therapeutics (DTx) represent a powerful and easily accessible treatment modality. This review discusses the critical issues to consider for enhancing the efficacy of DTx in future development initiatives. To competently adapt and expand public access to DTx, it is important for various stakeholders, including health professionals, patients, and guardians, to collaborate with other industry partners and policy-makers in the ecosystem.


Digital healthcare; Obesity; Feeding behavior
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