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Medical News and Perspectives
August 8, 2007

Studies Probe Value of Lifestyle Changes for Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

JAMA. 2007;298(6):617. doi:10.1001/jama.298.6.617

Chicago—With type 2 diabetes on the rise and sobering predictions for future adverse health effects as a result, experts are striving to find ways to slow the growing incidence of the disease. Prevention efforts have proved difficult, but researchers have discovered that significant strides can be made through programs that encourage lifestyle changes.

Encouraging findings about the potential benefits of lifestyle interventions have emerged from a project in North Carolina, as reported at the American Diabetes Association's 67th Scientific Sessions held here in June.

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