Even Moderate Weight Loss Can Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

According to a recent study from the University of Cambridge, the United Kingdom, people who achieve moderate weight loss within the first few years after the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, may reverse the condition.Even Moderate Weight Loss Can Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

For the study, a team of scientists analyzed data from 867 people aged from 40 to 69 who were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes recently. The researchers followed the participant for 5 years. They found that those participants who had achieved at least 10% weight loss within 5 years had more than twice likely to send the condition into remission than those who had not lost any weight.

The first author of the study Hajira Dambha-Miller, Ph.D., says: “These interventions can be very challenging to individuals and difficult to achieve. But, our results suggest that it may be possible to get rid of diabetes, for at least 5 years, with a more modest weight loss of 10%. This will be more motivating and hence more achievable for many people.”

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