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Intensive Lifestyle Intervention Improves Metabolism and Bone Strength

Posted on April 19, 2016

Older adults with obesity and type 2 diabetes saw improved glucose control, body composition, physical function, and bone quality when assigned to an intensive diet and exercise program. Preliminary results from an ongoing trial at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston were just presented at the Endocrine Society Annual Meeting in Boston. Investigators looked at data from 17 adults aged 65 to 85 years. Ten study participants were assigned to follow an intensive diet and exercise based weight loss program, and seven participants continued their daily diet and physical activity routine. At 6 months, there was a significant improvement in average sugar levels (HbA1c), and bone density scores. The study is now looking at specifics to highlight what specific dietary and exercise measures were most beneficial.

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