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Intensive lifestyle changes aimed at modest weight loss reduced the rate of developing type 2 diabetes by 34 percent compared with placebo in people at high risk for the disease, researchers conclude based on 10 years of data.

A Decade Later, Lifestyle Changes or Metformin Still Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Study reports on persistence of benefits seen in the Diabetes Prevention Program

28/Oct/2009

Intensive lifestyle changes aimed at modest weight loss reduced the rate of developing type 2 diabetes by 34 percent compared with placebo in people at high risk for the disease, researchers conclude based on 10 years of data. Participants randomly assigned to make lifestyle changes also had more favorable cardiovascular risk factors, including lower blood pressure and triglyceride levels, despite taking fewer drugs to control their heart disease risk, according to the study.

Link to full National Institutes of Health release on study led by MGH investigator David M. Nathan. 

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