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Weight Loss Does Not Reduce The Risk Of Heart Attack Among Overweight Type 2 Diabetics

June 24, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
A large multicenter U.S. clinical trial that assessed the effects of an intensive lifestyle intervention program found that overweight and obese type 2 diabetics in the program who lost weight were just as likely to suffer heart attacks and strokes as those in the control group. The trial, begun in 2001, involved more than 5,000 people at 16 clinical centers. The researchers said their findings should not discourage overweight people with type 2 diabetes from losing weight. On the contrary, they said, though weight loss did not reduce the risk of cardiovascular events, it did provide many other health benefits.
The Look AHEAD Research Group, "Cardiovascular Effects of Intensive Lifestyle Intervention in Type 2 Diabetes", New England Journal of Medicine , June 24, 2013, © Massachusetts Medical Society
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