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Weight Loss Tied to Diabetes Reversal

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The Lancet published a landmark study in which people with type 2 diabetes went into remission by losing weight. Nearly 300 people with diagnosed type 2 diabetes were enrolled in the study into either a weight management or standard treatment and medication group. Subjects in the diet management group curtailed their medication at study onset and underwent a strict low-calorie liquid formula diet of 850 calories per day, followed by the re-introduction of food for two to eight weeks, combined with education and cognitive behavioral therapy. Most in the diet group lost 22 pounds compared to two pounds in the control group. Strikingly, 46 percent of the diet group went into diabetic remission as compared to 4 percent of the control group. Read more at the Time magazine news article.