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NHS support sees people lose the weight Of 43 ambulances

06/01/2020

People finishing the NHS diabetes prevention programme have lost the equivalent weight of 43 ambulances.

Around four million people in the UK live with type two diabetes, with diabetes and its complications costing the NHS more than £10 billion to treat every year. 89,604 people have now finished the programme, losing a combined weight of 185,051kg. The world first service is the first of its kind to have achieved a full national roll-out. With expert advice on dieting, exercise and healthy lifestyle, the programme will double in size to treat around 200,000 people every year.

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