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NHS diabetes prevention programme helps weight loss, analysis shows

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k1196 (Published 14 March 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k1196
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

Overweight patients who routinely attended an NHS type 2 diabetes prevention scheme lost an average of 3.7 kg over nine months, much more than initially predicted, an initial analysis has found.

The Healthier You diabetes prevention programme—run by NHS England, Public Health England, and Diabetes UK—was launched in 2016.1 Patients who are referred to the scheme receive tailored, personalised help to reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, including education on healthy eating and lifestyle, help with losing weight, and bespoke physical activity programmes. Over nine …

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