Type 2 diabetes remission is possible for people with lower BMIs
A new ‘game-changing’ study by Professor Roy Taylor and his team shows remission from type 2 diabetes is possible for people with lower BMIs.
The new study has shown that remission of type 2 diabetes is possible even for some people with lower body weights.
Results from the Diabetes UK-funded Reversal of Type 2 Diabetes upon Normalisation of Energy Intake in the Non-obese (ReTUNE) trial show a staggering 70% of participants with lower bodyweights went into type 2 remission through diet-induced weight loss, despite not living with obesity or overweight.
While obesity increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, 10% of people with type 2 diabetes have a BMI that is not in the obesity or overweight category.
Professor Roy Taylor, principal investigator on the ReTUNE trial, Newcastle University said:
“This is very good news for everyone with type 2 diabetes, not only pointing the way forward for effective return to health but also challenging the misconceptions clinging to the condition.”
Read the full article here: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/press/articles/latest/2022/04/diabetesremissionforlowbmi/