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Sixty seconds on . . . reversing type 2 diabetes

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: (Published 12 March 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l1128
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

Wasn’t this in the news last week?

It sure was. “Soup and shake diet offers hope of reversing diabetes for millions,” “Proof new diet can reverse diabetes,” and “Weight loss can reverse type 2 diabetes” were some of the feverish headlines.

What prompted this latest glut of coverage?

A cluster randomised controlled study1 in Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology that looked at a structured weight management programme for reversing type 2 diabetes. The two year update …

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