How can we keep impaired glucose tolerance and impaired fasting glucose from progressing to diabetes?
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Lifestyle interventions aimed at weight loss of 5% to 10% of body weight along with moderate aerobic exercise such as brisk walking for 150 minutes a week are the most effective means to prevent impaired fasting glucose (IFG) or impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) from progressing to diabetes (strength of recommendation [SOR]: A, several meta-analyses, including a recent Cochrane review).
Journal of Family Practice, 59(9) 2010: 532-533.
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