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A recent study conducted by the National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) so clearly demonstrated that lifestyle interventions reduced the risk of developing type 2 diabetes (by 58%) that the trials ended a year early.

Am I at Risk for Diabetes?. http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/riskfortype2/. Published December 2006

Reference

Title
Am I at Risk for Diabetes?
Publisher
NIDDK
Publication Date
Published December 2006
Authors
National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases
URL
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  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

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