Adults with pre-diabetes can lose up to 3 percent of their body weight using diet, exercise and behavioral strategies, according to a systematic review of studies that analyzed weight-loss strategies for pre-diabetics.
Weight loss is recognized as one of the better ways to keep pre-diabetes from turning into full-blown diabetes, experts say.
In their examination of nine studies that included a total of 5,168 participants, Susan L. Norris, M.D., M.P.H., of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and colleagues found that pre-diabetics using weight-loss interventions could drop between 2 and 3 kilograms, or four to six pounds, in one to two years. The review is published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. “Although the weight loss demonstrated in this review is small, even modest loss in general populations may have health benefits,” Norris says.
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