Call for 'double-digit' weight loss for T2DM management

A 15% reduction in body weight can have a major impact on disease progression, argue four endocrinologists

Adopting a “weight-centric” approach to managing type 2 diabetes with a greater emphasis on double-digit weight loss will ensure more patients achieve remission, international researchers say.

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The proposed strategy, presented at the virtual European Association for the Study of Diabetes Annual Meeting 2021, would also improve disease-related complications and substantially improve patient quality of life.

They argue that tackling the disease "upstream" to address the "key