Friday, January 13, 2006
One of the side effects of being overweight can be diabetes. A new study claims that just three weeks on a healthy diet with exercise can 'reverse' diabetes. The study comes out of UCLA, and is published in a reputable journal, but I still don't buy it. The sample is small (n = 31), and there does not appear to have been much or any follow-up. I have no trouble believing that shaping up will reduce symptoms and slow the disease, but diet and exercise are how you control it anyways.