Maintaining weight loss beneficial for diabetic patients: Study
Oct 09, 2019
New Delhi, Oct 10 (ANI): A recent study found that diabetic patients, who regain weight, lose out on the initial benefits of reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases compared to those who maintain their weight. Regaining weight previously lost is common and can deteriorate the initial benefits of lowered heart disease or stroke risks. Few studies have directly compared cardiometabolic risk between people who successfully lost weight and maintained the weight loss to those who regained weight, particularly among people with Type 2 diabetes. Researchers analysed data from nearly 1,600 participants with Type 2 diabetes in an intensive weight loss study who lost at least 3 per cent of their initial body weight. The researchers used data from the Look AHEAD study, which assessed a year-long intensive lifestyle intervention program to promote weight loss, compared to standard care for heart disease and stroke risk, among people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and who were overweight. The intensive lifestyle intervention program focused on achieving weight loss through healthy eating and increased physical activity, while standard care consisted of diabetes support and education.