Journal article

Effectiveness of the Diabetes Prevention Program for Obesity Treatment in Real World Clinical Practice in a Middle-Income Country in Latin America

Brianda Armenta-Guirado, Teresita Martinez-Contreras, Maria C Candia-Plata, Julian Esparza-Romero, Raul Martinez-Mir, Michelle M Haby, Mauro E Valencia, Rolando G Diaz-Zavala

NUTRIENTS | MDPI | Published : 2019


The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is effective for the prevention of type 2 diabetes by weight loss with diet and physical activity. However, there is little evidence as to whether this program could be translated into real-world clinical practice in Latin American countries. The objective of this work was to evaluate the effectiveness of the DPP for the management of overweightness and obesity at 6 and 12 months in clinical practice in Mexico. This was a non-controlled intervention study implemented in five public clinics in northern Mexico. Two hundred and thirty-seven adults aged 45.7 ± 9.9 years with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 34.4 ± 5.4 kg/m2 received group sessions with an adaptati..

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