According to recent diabetes news, making positive lifestyle changes could be twice as effective as drug treatment for people with type 2 diabetes . Adjusting diet and exercise levels to provoke long-term weight loss could make a difference to diabetes management .
To reach their conclusions, the research team conducted one of the largest and longest diabetes studies ever conducted in the US, following 3,000 high-risk patients over the course of a decade. One third of the participants ate low-fat diets and conducted 30 minutes of moderate activity five times per week. Meanwhile another third were put on diabetes drug metformin .
William KNowler of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases reportedly commented: “Weight loss is still the most important thing we have to recommend to overweight people at risk for type 2 diabetes . This study shows that the benefits of even modest weight loss can persist for many years.”

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