(Reuters Health) Lifestyle changes made by people at high risk of diabetes appear to reduce their chance of developing the disease over the next two decades, according to a study from China.
The lifestyle changes, which included diet modifications and exercise, also helped lower death rates, especially among women…
"The group based lifestyle interventions over a six-year period have long-term effects on prevention of diabetes beyond the period of active intervention," [Dr. Guangwei] Li said. "It is worth taking active action to prevent diabetes to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality."
"The intervention seemed to have a disproportionately large effect in women," writes Nicholas Wareham in an editorial published with the study.
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