The effect of lifestyle intervention on clinical risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes is unclear. The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the effects of comprehensive lifestyle change, such as diet, exercise, and education, on clinical markers that are risk-factors for cardiovascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes. The meta-analysis found that lifestyle intervention showed significant benefit in risk factors that are known to be associated with development of cardiovascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Literatuurverwijzing: Chen, L., Pei, J.H., Kuang, J., Chen, H.M., Chen, Z., Li, Z.W., & Yang, H.Z. (2015). Effect of lifestyle intervention in patients with type 2 diabetes: a meta-analysis. Metabolism, clinical and experimental 64 (pp. 338-347)