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New trial muddies the water about diet, exercise, and diabetes

Posted June 25, 2013, 1:50 pm Howard LeWine, M.D., Chief Medical Editor, Internet Publishing, Harvard Health Publications Long-awaited results from a nearly 10-year trial exploring the effect of changes in diet and exercise among people with diabetes weren’t what most people expected. The Look AHEAD trial found that intensive efforts to lose weight by eating less and exercising more didn’t provide any more protection against heart disease—a common co-traveler with diabetes—than standard diabetes support…

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