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Exercise and diet reduce risk of diabetes, US study shows

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7309.359 (Published 18 August 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:359
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    Patients vulnerable to type 2 diabetes can more than halve their risk of developing the disease by eating a low fat diet and taking half an hour of exercise a day, says new US research from the National Institutes of Health.

    The study found that for patients at risk of type 2 diabetes diet and exercise were more effective than the drug metformin at preventing the disease. The findings come from …

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