Research Roundup

December 2011 Issue

Research Roundup: December 2011

Diet plus exercise most effective in diabetes prevention. In a randomized controlled trial, 439 women were assigned to a dietary weight loss group designed for 10 percent weight loss, or an exercise group scheduled for 45 minutes/day, five days/week of moderate-to-vigorous activity, an exercise-dietary weight loss group, or a control group. After 12 months, the dietary weight loss group had better insulin response and lost more weight compared with the exercise and control group; however, the combination diet-exercise group had the best weight loss and insulin and blood glucose control results.

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