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Alcohol intake and long-term weight loss for diabetics

A study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) suggests that alcohol consumption may attenuate long-term weight loss in adults with Type 2 diabetes. Although research shows that losing weight can help prevent or delay the onset of diabetes and achieving this often includes decreasing or eliminating calories from alcohol, few studies examine whether people who undergo weight loss treatment report changes in alcohol intake and whether alcohol influences their weight loss.

Can initial weight loss predict long-term success?

Recent data from the Look AHEAD study suggests doctors may want to look at results from a patient's first two months of intensive lifestyle intervention (ILI) to help predict his or her long-term success.

Lifestyle invention shows long-term weight loss

The eight year outcomes from the Look AHEAD study, the largest US weight-loss study, has reported that intensive lifestyle intervention (diet and exercise alone) can result in long-term weight loss. The findings were published in Obesity, the official journal of The Obesity Society.

Intervention does not impact heart disease risk

Weight management and increased physical activity does not impact heart disease risk, according to the results from the LOOK AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) study.

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