Lifestyle Changes Show No Effect for Diabetes Patients' Hearts

An intense lifestyle intervention for patients with type 2 diabetes that was focused on diet and exercise failed to protect patients against heart problems, researchers reported here.

An intense lifestyle intervention that included a focus on diet and exercise did not protect type 2 diabetes patients against heart problems. MedPage Today reports:

Final analysis of the randomized, controlled Look AHEAD trial, which was halted in September for failing to show cardiovascular benefit, revealed no significant differences in a composite of cardiovascular endpoints between those who had the intervention and those who only received advice (1.83 events per 100 person-years versus 1.92, P=0.51), according to Rena Wing, PhD, of Brown University, and colleagues.

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