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The DROPLET study

A new study in the BMJ provides more ammunition for using Total Diet Replacement (meal replacement) referral in place of regular weight loss support. The benefits include substantially greater weight loss at 12 months and better cardiovascular risk factors.

Added by Jennie Brandmiller on October 22, 2018 at 22:54 — No Comments

The effect of 3 different ad libitum diets for weight loss maintenance

This study reported no difference in weight regain or body composition over 18 months.  The high MUFA diet was the least popular.  Here's the link:

Added by Jennie Brandmiller on March 17, 2017 at 20:50 — No Comments

Women with prediabetes experienced greater mean weight loss with intensive lifestyle program

Research compares efficacy of metformin, lifestyle intervention in diabetes

A recent study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine showed that women with prediabetes experienced greater mean weight loss 12…


Added by Jennie Brandmiller on March 8, 2017 at 7:01 — No Comments

Healthy behaviour changes seen with automated diabetes prevention program

A new study published in Nutrition & Diabetes showed that a fully automated diabetes prevention program improved aerobic capacity and diet composition after 6 months.…


Added by Jennie Brandmiller on September 28, 2016 at 7:59 — No Comments

New Success Story

See another success story from the Preview study here.

Added by Tony Lam on April 20, 2016 at 11:01 — No Comments

Pre-diabetes can be reversed by a little as 3 kg weight loss and 3 cm fall in waist circumference

A new study published in Diabetic Medicine shows that 54% of UK adults with pre-diabetes returned to normal glucose tolerances after loosing a small reduction in weight and waist circumferences.

Added by Jennie Brandmiller on March 16, 2016 at 22:49 — No Comments

The epidemic of pre-diabetes: the medicine and the politics

Is pre-diabetes a pre-diagnosis that crosses the fine line between pursuing good health and medicalizing all of life? In their new analysis published this week by BMJ, John Yudkin and Victor Montori suggest that it is. Go to:

Added by Jennie Brandmiller on July 26, 2014 at 12:32 — No Comments

Study ties lower diabetes odds to 2-year weight loss

A study published in Diabetes Care found weight…

Added by Jennie Brandmiller on July 24, 2014 at 0:22 — No Comments

Obesity raises diabetes risk regardless of genetic profile

A study in PLOS Medicine revealed obese participants with the lowest genetic risk for diabetes had higher odds of disease onset than their normal-weight counterparts with the highest genetic risk. Researchers said the findings suggest that obesity elevates the risk of diabetes regardless of genetic profile, and that disease prevention programs that focus on weight loss may trump genetics-based…


Added by Jennie Brandmiller on May 22, 2014 at 3:48 — No Comments

Some good news: recruitment in the PREVIEW intervention study is going well

As of the end of March 2014, a total of 7,400 subjects have been pre-screened, 2,450 have been screened, and 1,050 subjects found eligible for the clinical trial. The average age of the eligible subjects so far is 52 y, divided into 735 females and 315 males. During the initial LCD phase (using Cambridge Weight Plan LCD products), a total of 80% of the subjects have achieved the target weight loss as hypothesized in the PREVIEW concept.


Added by Jennie Brandmiller on April 1, 2014 at 1:54 — No Comments

NHMRC success for our Australian Partners

Professors Jennie Brand-Miller and Stephen Colagiuri have been officially notified that they have received AUD334,000 in the latest round of grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council. This funding will contribute to the costs of PREVIEW in 2014 and 2015.  

Added by Jennie Brandmiller on November 9, 2013 at 2:00 — No Comments

Congratulations to our Canadian partners

Some good news!  Professor Angelo Tremblay has been verbally informed that he will receive a 3-year grant totalling about $588,000 Canadian Dollars. Written confirmation to follow.  Congratulations Angelo.  

Added by Jennie Brandmiller on September 6, 2013 at 21:12 — No Comments

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