Pre-Diabetes & Preventing Type 2 Diabetes – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. The findings of a major study show that even modest weight loss can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes for adults. Dr. Judith Fradkin with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases explains.
Dr. Fradkin: You don’t have to get down to your ideal body weight to dramatically reduce your risk of moving from pre-diabetes to diabetes. Even losing an average of 15 pounds makes a huge difference in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Rates were decreased by 58 percent over the three-year follow-up period, so a very, very big impact of things like walking for 30 minutes a day and losing really just a modest amount of weight.
Narrator: For details on diabetes risk, and more about medical research, visit www.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
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