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Losing about 4 percent of your weight and keeping it off for the rest of your life could reduce your risk for a serious complication from diabetes or from dying of diabetes by 15-20 percent.

Kahn R. Reducing The Impact Of Diabetes: Is prevention feasible today, or should we aim for better treatment?. Health Affairs. 2012; 31(1): 76-83. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22232097

Reference

Title
Reducing The Impact Of Diabetes: Is prevention feasible today, or should we aim for better treatment?
Publication
Health Affairs
Publisher
Project HOPE
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Kahn R
Volume & Issue
Volume 31, Issue 1
Pages
76-83
URL
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Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

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