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Randomised controlled trial
Physical education combined with pedometer use is associated with better glucose tolerance among overweight/obese with impaired glucose tolerance; no benefit for education alone
  1. Caroline R Richardson
  1. Department of Family Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA Ann Arbor VA Center for Clinical Management Research
  1. Correspondence to Caroline R Richardson
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, 1018 Fuller St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA; caroli{at}

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Type 2 diabetes is a preventable disease. As with cervical cancer and colon cancer, every new case of type 2 diabetes is evidence of a failure of our public health and medical care systems to address and mitigate the risk factors for this common and costly chronic illness.

The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) study demonstrated that in high-risk individuals, a lifestyle intervention targeting modest weight loss, a healthy lower fat diet and physical activity equivalent to about 30 min of walking a day can reduce the RR of developing type 2 diabetes by …

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