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Community lifestyle intervention reduces cardiovascular disease risk in diabetes patients

It took just 16 two-hour classes on the basics of a healthy lifestyle to substantially reduce cardiovascular risks associated with type 2 diabetes and elevated fasting blood glucose levels for 110 patients, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

Changes in Cardiovascual Disease Risk Factors Among Patients in CHIP Diabetes Groups
The JAOA study evaluated 2011-2014 data collected from 110 patients in six Ohio University CHIP cohorts from 11 Appalachian counties where the prevalence of diabetes is over 7 percent higher than the national average. Participants experienced significant reductions in total cholesterol levels (9.6 percent), fasting glucose (9 percent), body mass index (3.7 percent) and systolic blood pressure (5.7 percent).
Credit: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association