Benefit of diabetes weight loss questioned

Modest weight loss through diet and exercise does not reduce cardiovascular risk in overweight adults with type 2 diabetes, US research suggests.

More than 2500 overweight or obese people with type 2 diabetes placed on an "intensive lifestyle intervention" had a mean weight loss of 6% after 10 years compared with 3.5% among patients who received minimal support.

But there was no significant difference between the two groups in the number of people who died from

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