Tuesday, March 16, 2010

No quick drug fix for high diabetes risk

No quick drug fix for high diabetes riskTwo key treatments do not halt diabetes in people with early signs of the disease, a large study has found. Researchers said the results showed the only way to ensure future health in people at high risk of diabetes was exercise and a healthy diet. Trials in more than 9,000 people also found no reduction in future heart problems in people prescribed two drug treatments compared with dummy pills. Diabetes UK said 7m people in the UK were at risk of developing diabetes. Everyone taking part in the study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, had been diagnosed with what doctors call "impaired glucose tolerance" - BBC

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