Cure for Type II diabetes

A study by researchers in The U.K. and published in The Lancet have cracked the code for Type II diabetes. Spoiler alert: it’s weight loss. *cue collective groan* Participants in the intervention arm of the study were taken off anti-diabetic and anti-hypertensive drugs and placed on a total diet replacement regimen that amounted to about 825 calories per day. Sounds more like breakfast, amirite? Among the participants who lost at least 15 kg (about 33 lbs.), 86% achieved remission from the disease. In addition, quality of life measures showed improvements in the intervention group and declines among the controls. Let me get this straight… QoL improved in people whose diets were severely messed with? Well, I’m confused.

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