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Type 2 diabetes remission tied to weight management, study finds

Forty-six percent of type 2 diabetes patients achieved diabetes remission and lost an average of 10 kg of body weight after participating in a one-year weight management program, compared with only 4% in the control group, according to a UK study in The Lancet. Researchers found that remission was more likely among participants who lost more weight and that those in the weight management program also gained an average improvement of 7.2 points on the quality of life scale, compared with a drop of almost 2.9 points among controls.

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