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Diabetes: Intensive lifestyle program causes weight loss of 5.7 lbs
Wednesday, September 29, 2004 6:08 am Email this article
Rural diabetic patients lost an average of 5.7 pounds in six months when given an "intensive lifestyle" program modeled after the National Institutes of Health Diabetes Prevention Program. This compared to a weight loss of 0.9 pounds for diabetic patients normal counseling.
The authors of the study considered it a success, but I think it is pretty sad that a six month intensive program causes such little weight loss.
Mayer-Davis EJ, D’antonio A, Smith S, Kirkner G, Levin Martin S, Parra-Medina D, Schultz R. Pounds off with empowerment (power): a clinical trial of weight management strategies for black and white adults with diabetes who live in medically underserved rural communities. Am J Public Health. 2004 Oct, 94(10):1736-42.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
E. J. Mayer-Davis
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Arnold School of Public Health
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
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