Type 2 diabetes affects hundreds of millions of people around the world and represents a significant burden on health-care systems. But behaviour change programmes — also known as lifestyle interventions — could potentially play a large role in preventing people from developing type 2 diabetes. This week in Nature a new paper assesses how effective this kind of intervention might be. Looking at a huge amount of data from the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, the paper concludes that these interventions represent a viable diabetes prevention strategy.
Research article: Lemp et al.
News & Views: Diabetes prevention programme put to the test
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