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Preventing weight gain in adults to reduce type 2 diabetes

A study of over 33,000 people, indicates that public health strategies designed to prevent adult weight gain in the whole population have the potential to prevent twice as many cases of type 2 diabetes, as strategies that target individuals at high risk of diabetes due to being obese.

Public interventions should focus low agency approaches

Public health interventions that require individuals to invest fewer individual personal and psychological resources are likely to be most effective and equitable; such "low-agency" approaches should therefore be central to public health action on diet and obesity, according to Jean Adams and colleagues from the Centre for Diet and Activity Research and MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge, UK. Their paper, ‘

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