Long-term non-pharmacological weight loss interventions for adults with type 2 diabetes.

S. L. Norris, X. Zhang, Alison Avenell, E. Gregg, Tamara Joanne Brown, Christoph Schmidt, J. Lau

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Most persons with type 2 diabetes are overweight and obesity worsens the metabolic and physiologic abnormalities associated with diabetes.

The objective of this review is to assess the effectiveness of lifestyle and behavioral weight loss and weight control interventions for adults with type 2 diabetes.

Search methods: Studies were obtained from computerized searches of multiple electronic bibliographic databases, supplemented with hand searches of selected journals and consultation with experts in obesity research.

Selection criteria: Studies were included if they were published or unpublished randomized controlled trials in any language, and examined weight loss or weight control strategies using one or more dietary, physical activity, or behavioral interventions, with a follow-up interval of at least 12 months.

Data collection and analysis: Effects were combined using a random effects model
Original languageEnglish
Article numberCD004095
JournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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