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Indian diabetes lifestyle interventions work at many ages and weights

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i513 (Published 26 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i513
  1. Cheryl Travasso
  1. 1Mumbai

Lifestyle interventions to prevent diabetes may be effective in Indians with impaired glucose tolerance, irrespective of their age or weight, a study has found.1

Using data from 709 Indian patients that were pooled from two previous primary diabetes prevention programmes, the analysis showed that these interventions were as effective in obese participants as in non-obese participants. Likewise, similar effectiveness was seen in participants younger than 45 years old as in those who were over 45.

The International Diabetes Federation2 has estimated that in 2013 there were 65.1 million people …

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