Drugs can help with diabetes patients' weight

07/14/2004 | Medscape (free registration)

A trial found drug therapy for adults with type 2 diabetes led to modest weight loss and slightly lowered glycated hemoglobin levels, but the long-term effects of the regimen were not defined. "Further work is needed to examine whether the combination of lifestyle modification and pharmacotherapy improves the efficacy of drug therapy, whether such combinations are synergistic or additive and what dosage schedules and sequencing of the two interventions are optimal," the research team said.

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