Ethan BalkOrganized diet and exercise programs can stave off diabetes for those at risk, according to a new recommendation. The Community Preventive Services Task Force, an independent, unpaid group of public health and prevention experts who develop recommendations for community health, commissioned a review of 53 studies describing 66 combined diet and physical activity promotion programs. The studies were done between 1991 and 2015.
Ethan Balk - assistant professor of health services, policy and practice - lead author of the commissioned report, commented on findings that revealed organized diet and exercise can ward off diabetes. “In general, people who may be at increased risk for diabetes (both adults and children) include those who are overweight or obese and those who have a sedentary lifestyle.”
(Distributed July 14, 2015)