Weight Loss Linked with Diabetes Type 2 Improvements

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has shown that an intensive course of weight loss intervention including counseling can lead to a remission of type two diabetes.  For many Diabetes has been considered a condition which could be controlled rather than improved.

For 6 months over 4500 patients received weekly counseling which was cut to 3 times a month for the following 6 months and then 2 times a month for the next 3 years. There was a strict aim to cut calories per day down to between 1200 and 1800. Exercise was undertaken for almost 3 hours a week.

Remission rates proved to be exceptionally high for those with the most weight loss.

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