Healthful behaviors associated with lower likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes

Clinical Question

Are healthful behaviors associated with lower likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes?

Bottom line

Exhibiting healthful behaviors — healthy body weight, healthy diet, regular exercise, smoking abstinence or cessation, and light alcohol consumption — is associated with a lower likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes. This is an association; it does not mean that counseling people to follow these behaviors will lessen their likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes. It simply gives some motivation to people who are following these healthy habits to keep doing them. 2a

Study design: Meta-analysis (other)

Funding: Foundation

Setting: Various (meta-analysis)

Reviewer

Allen F. Shaughnessy, PharmD, MMedEd
Professor of Family Medicine
Tufts University
Boston, MA


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Comments

Anonymous

Poor population data

Cannot make conclusions on this pooled data

ARUP KUMAR DHARA

Impact assessment

Excellent

Anonymous

Excellent information.

Excellent common sense info.

Anonymous

HEALTH BEHAVIORS

GOOD TO KNOW

Anonymous

Antipsychotics and type 2

I wonder if this could improve the rates in individuals on antipsychoticswith the higher associated rate of type 2

Pieter Richard Verbeek

Healthful behaviors associated with lower likelihood of deve

Well a relative 80% lower risk of Type 2 diabetes associated with these typical "good lifestyle" habits is one I am willing to continue to press patients on.