Finnish Diabetes Prevention Study

In the Finnish Diabetes Prevention Study (15), 522 patients with IGT and a mean BMI of 31 kg/m2 were evaluated. A control group was compared with a lifestyle-changes group with the same exercise as the Diabetes Prevention Study and similar fat- and calorie-restricted diets, with a fiber intake of at least 15 g/1000 cal. Once again, a 58% relative risk reduction was seen. The number of patients needed to treat to prevent diabetes was 22 for 1 year and five for 5 years with this study.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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