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Millions of diabetics could be 'cured' by losing weight and eating healthier

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MILLIONS of Type 2 diabetics could be “cured” by losing weight.

Getty - Contributor After a year, 57 per cent of those who shed from 1st 8lbs to 2st 5lbs were in remission.

This rose to 86 per cent of those losing more.

The weight loss enabled the pancreas, which helps control blood sugar, to work properly again.

Failing to control the disease increases the risk of stroke, heart disease and limb amputations.

Getty - Contributor Study leader Prof Roy Taylor, of Newcastle University, said: “Significant weight loss could result in lasting remission.” Patient Isobel Murray, 65, from North Ayrshire, lost over 3½ stones after 17 weeks on the low calorie diet and no longer needs her drugs.

She said: “I am one of the lucky ones to have gone into remission.

I don’t think of myself as a diabetic anymore.

“When the doctors told me that my pancreas was working again, it felt fantastic.” Dr Elizabeth Robertson, from Diabetes UK, said: “These findings demonstrate the potential to transform the lives of millions of people.

Around 10 per cent of the NHS budget is spent treating diabetes and its complications.


Author: @DailyCupofYoga

Source: thesun.co.uk