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Weight loss lowered health care costs for people with type 2 diabetes

August 22, 2014

Dieting and increasing physical activity can reduce health care costs among overweight people with diabetes, according to study findings published in Diabetes Care.

“Lifestyle interventions promoting weight loss and physical activity and recommended for overweight and obese people with type 2 diabetes to improve their health,” Mark A. Espeland, PhD, professor of public health sciences at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, said in a press release. “This is the first study to show that weight loss can also save money for these individuals by reducing their health care needs and costs.”

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