Magazine article Clinical Psychiatry News

Diet, Exercise Stem Long-Term Risks in Prediabetes Patients

Magazine article Clinical Psychiatry News

Diet, Exercise Stem Long-Term Risks in Prediabetes Patients

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FROM THE LANCET DIABETES & ENDOCRINOLOGY

A 6-year program of diet, exercise, or both helped delay the onset of diabetes in adults, and had significant mortality benefits for women 23 years later, researchers reported online in the Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.

The Da Qing Diabetes Prevention Study "is the first to show that lifestyle intervention in people with impaired glucose tolerance can both reduce the incidence of diabetes and decrease mortality," said Dr. Guangwei Li of China-Japan Friendship Hospital in Beijing and his associates.

The researchers noted that the results "provide yet further justification to implement lifestyle interventions for people with impaired glucose tolerance" (Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2014 [doi:10.1016/S22138587(14)70057-9]).

The investigators randomized 577 Chinese adults with impaired glucose tolerance to a control group or to a 6-year intervention program consisting of diet, exercise, or both. The exercise program focused on increasing leisure physical activity, while the diet program promoted weight loss when indicated and reduction of carbohydrate and alcohol intake. …

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