Why the Look AHEAD study results should not be a surprise

Sattar, Naveed
December 2013
Diabetes Digest;2013, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p179
The article presents results from the Look Attention for Health in Diabetes (AHEAD) of over 2500 individuals with diabetes. The study shows that the intervention group had more than 8.6% weight loss compared to the usual care group of 0.7%. The Look AHEAD results affirm an emerging paradigm in which to aim glycaemic control to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a weaker method when set against attaining blood pressure and cholesterol goals.


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