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Losing weight following diagnosis of type 2 diabetes boosts chance of remission

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 31 January 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:l6775


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  1. Rob Cook, clinical director,
  2. Peter Davidson, clinical adviser2,
  3. Rosie Martin, clinical specialist
  4. on behalf of NIHR Dissemination Centre
  1. 1Bazian, Economist Intelligence Unit Healthcare, London, UK
  2. 2Wessex Institute, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
  1. Correspondence to R Cook rob.cook{at}

The study

Dambha-Miller H, Day AJ, Strelitz J, et al. Behaviour change, weight loss and remission of Type 2 diabetes: a community-based prospective cohort study. Diabet Med 2019. doi:10.1111/dme.14122.

This project was funded by the NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme (project number 08/116/300) as well as the Wellcome Trust (grant number: G061895), the Epidemiology Unit programme (MC_UU_12015/4), and the National Health Service R&D support funding.

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