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Reducing diabetes and CVD at population-level

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There is 'a strong association' between moderate population-wide weight change and risk of death from type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) according to a paper published by bmj.com.

Variation in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes across populations can be largely explained by obesity. However, it is unclear as to what extent weight loss would lower CVD prevalence.

But the paper, based on a study of Cuba, found whole population trends in food consumption and transportation policies linked to physical activity, could reduce the burden of type 2 diabetes and CVD at the population level.

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