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Diabetes Prevention Resources: Reduction in the Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes with Lifestyle Intervention or Metformin

In Diabetes Prevention Resources on June 23, 2010 at 10:54 PM

REDUCTION IN THE INCIDENCE OF TYPE 2 DIABETES WITH LIFESTYLE INTERVENTION OR METFORMIN

The New England Journal of Medicine

Copyright © 2002 by the Massachusetts Medical Society, N Engl J Med, Vol. 346, No. 6, FEBRUARY 7, 2002, www.nejm.org

DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM RESEARCH GROUP

ABSTRACT: Background

Type 2 diabetes affects approximately 8 percent of adults in the United States. Some risk factors — elevated plasma glucose concentrations in the fasting state and after an oral glucose load, overweight, and a sedentary lifestyle — are potentially reversible. We hypothesized that modifying these factors with a lifestyle-intervention program or the administration of metformin would prevent or delay the development of diabetes.

See the article here:

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/346/6/393

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