Telemundo.com reported on a University of Newcastle diabetes study that showed losing weight can reverse the disease in "Estudio: bajar de peso podría revertir la diabetes" (Study: losing weight could reverse diabetes).
The study included 300 individuals with type 2 diabetes, who were randomly divided into a control group and a group that followed a strict program to lose weight. After one year, 46 percent of the dieters had managed to reverse diabetes, compared to just four percent of the other group.
Telemundo asked one of L.A. Care's partner providers, endocrinologist Dr. Joseph Wanski, to comment on the study.
"If there is sufficient weight loss and, therefore, body fat, there is more insulin available to lower blood glucose and correct the average sugar. When this happens it results in the 'remission of diabetes'," explained Dr. Joseph Wanski, an endocrinologist with L.A. Care Health Plan, which was not part of the study.
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