Weight loss is good – even if you’re not overweight! 

It is known that obesity increases the risk of developing T2D but one in ten sufferers are not obese or overweight. Results from a study by Professor Roy Taylor of Newcastle University also presented at the 2022 Diabetes UK Professional Conference in March 2022, showed that an average 8% weight loss in these people, could also put the condition into remission. The project followed the earlier Counterpoint study, which showed that losing fat from inside the pancreas and liver – the two key organs involved in blood sugar control – was key to remission from T2D. Taylor and his team found that putting people on an strict 800 calorie a day diet when they were at or just above the healthy body mass index limit of 27 for two to four weeks, followed by a four to six week weight maintenance diet, was enough to do the trick, and most of the 20-strong study group were still slimmer a year later.  

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