Even losing just 10 lbs has big health benefits …
(Relaxnews) A British study has found that type 2 diabetes could be reversed through weight loss and the long-term support of a medical professional.
The study recruited 298 people and gave half standard diabetes care, while the other half were placed on a structured weight management program which included a low calorie, nutrient-complete diet for three to five months, food reintroduction, and long-term support to maintain weight loss.
The team found that diabetes remission was closely linked with weight loss, with almost nine out of 10 people who lost 33 lbs. or more putting their type 2 diabetes into remission.
Over half of those who lost 22 to 33 lbs. also achieved remission, along with a third of those who lost 10 to 22 lbs.
In comparison, only 4 percent of the control group, who received standard care, achieved remission.
One of the study’s authors said, “These findings could revolutionize the way type 2 diabetes is treated.”
“Substantial weight loss results in reduced fat inside the liver and pancreas, allowing these organs to return to normal function.
“So losing weight isn’t just linked to better management of type 2 diabetes: it could actually result in lasting remission.”
Read the full story at ctvnews.
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