At least 10 million Americans at high risk for type 2 diabetes
can sharply lower their chances of getting the disease with diet and exercise,
according to the findings of a major clinical trial announced by HHS Secretary
Tommy G. Thompson today at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
A report released by Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy
Thompson found a 58 percent risk reduction among those who adapted so-called
intensive lifestyle changes. Risk reduction hit a dramatic 71 percent in people
age 60 and older who used diet and exercise to delay the onset of diabetes.