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Healthy diet and exercise key to reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes

 

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Healthy diet and exercise key to reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes

Simple lifestyle changes, such as increased physical activity or eating more healthily, can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes, says NICE.

Diabetes is an epidemic of global proportions, with 360 million people worldwide currently thought to have the condition.

Nearly 3 million people have diabetes in the UK, which is set to rise to 5 million, nearly 10% of the population, by 2025.

 

NICE's public health guidance on the prevention of type 2 diabetes aims to identify those at high risk in order to delay or prevent onset of the condition.