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Patients on NHS type 2 diabetes prevention programme lose almost 60,000kg between them

05/04/2019

Patients who have completed the NHS type 2 diabetes prevention programme have lost almost 60,000kg between them.

New figures show that the 17,000 people who attended most of the healthy living sessions lost an average of 3.4kg, over one kilogram more than originally predicted and a total of 59,000kg.

The programme, which gives advice on dieting, exercise and healthy lifestyle, is being doubled in size over the next few years to treat around 200,000 people annually as part of the NHS Long Term Plan’s renewed focus on prevention.

 

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