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Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study

Dana Dabelea, MD, PhD, Principal Investigator

The DPPOS is the long-term follow-up of the landmark Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) trial that showed that lifestyle changes or the drug metformin effectively delay diabetes in overweight or obese American adults. Follow-up now exceeds fifteen years and the participants are being studied for further diabetes, heart disease, as well as aging related changes, and cancer.

Researchers involved: Dana Dabelea, Leigh Perreault

Results from the 10 year follow-up showed that lifestyle and metformin continued to delay or prevent diabetes:


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