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Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Study reports on persistence of benefits seen in the Diabetes Prevention Program
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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