Promising weight loss programme

Denby, Martin
June 2007
New Zealand Doctor;6/6/2007, p25
The article stresses the importance of a weight loss programme for diabetic patients. The author says that lifestyle changes make a difference in weight loss. He reports that the Diabetes Prevention Program found that a 7% weight loss can lessen the onset of type 2 diabetes by 58%. He adds that a 2002 epidemiological study claimed that any weight loss in women with risk factors for cardiovascular disease lessened mortality by 20% over 15 years.


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