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Weight Loss Limited Help for Heart Attacks in People with Diabetes

Losing weight -- an average of 5% of total body weight -- `and keeping it off for 4 years didn't reduce the number of heart attacks or strokes in persons with diabetes. That result prompted the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to stop the Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) study early.

Despite no reduction in cardiovascular events in those in the intense intervention arm, people with diabetes did experience other health benefits. Patients in this group saw improvements in sleep apnea and mobility, as well as quality of life. In addition, their diabetes medications were reduced.

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