Weight loss futile for diabetic CVD

Researchers have pulled the plug on a major diabetes study after finding intensive lifestyle intervention was futile in preventing cardiovascular events.

The Look AHEAD study was ended early after failing to show any difference in MI or stroke rates between type 2 diabetes patients receiving intensive weight-loss and fitness counselling, and those receiving standard care.

The intervention arm of the US National Health Institute-funded research was stopped last month, two years earlier

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