Studies Conclude Nutrition and Lifestyle are Better
Here are the results from the 20 year Diabetes Prevention Program.
Diabetes is currently one of the top 10 causes of death among North Americans.
Some of the complications associated with diabetes are, problems with veins and blood circulation, amputation, cardiovascular disease, eye problems and kidney disease.
In 2002, the New England Journal of Medicine published a study that showed that lifestyle intervention with dietitians is more effective than metformin (drug) and placebo in preventing diabetes.
All 3,234 participants in the study had borderline diabetes. Participants were divided into 3 groups: the dietitian/lifestyle intervention group, the medication group and the placebo (no treatment) group.
The lifestyle intervention group received 45-60 min sessions with a dietitian approximately once per week over a period of 16 to 24 weeks. The interventions were personalized and tailored to meet the needs of the participants...(Click for more)