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Study links lifestyle intervention to reduced diabetes risk in HIV

UK researchers analyzed 28 adults with HIV and impaired fasting glucose between 6 mmol/L and 6.9 mmol/L, mean age of 54, and found that after six months of participating in a lifestyle intervention program, participants had reductions in fasting glucose, fasting insulin, glucose and insulin incremental area under the curve, glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide iAUC, homoeostatic model of assessment of insulin resistance score, triglycerides, waist circumference, weight and 10-year cardiovascular risk. The findings in Diabetic Medicine also revealed that 22% of participants achieved more than the median of five individual goals, the most common of which was reducing sodium intake.

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