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National Diabetes Education Program

Diabetes Prevention Program Study Documents Website

  • The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), a landmark study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, found that people at increased risk for type 2 diabetes can prevent or delay the onset of the disease by losing 5 to 7 percent of their body weight through increased physical activity and a reduced fat and lower calorie diet.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

American Diabetes Association

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Screening Guidelines

The Guide to Community Preventive Services

The Guide to Community Preventive Services is a free resource to help health care professionals choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in their communities.

HBO Documentary Films

THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION is a presentation of HBO and the Institute of Medicine (IOM), in association with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and in partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and Kaiser Permanente.

The HBO Documentary Films series The Weight of The Nation explores the obesity epidemic in America:


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