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Sixty seconds on . . . diabetes

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 21 March 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k1264
  1. Nigel Hawkes
  1. London

Hooray! The NHS diabetes prevention programme is working

Is it really? That will come as a surprise to its critics, who said when it was launched in 2015 that it was based on speculation and doubtful assumptions.1

But patients who took part have lost a ton of weight

Respectable amounts, certainly: an average of 3.7 kg each if you exclude those who weren’t overweight to start with. NHS England is very pleased …

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