Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, November 26th, 2000
D.F. Williamson and colleagues wanted to see if the death rate in overweight patients with type 2 diabetes was affected by weight loss efforts. They compared medical information, including mortality rates, from almost 5,000 overweight diabetics enrolled in the American Cancer Society's Cancer Prevention Study I ("Intentional weight loss and mortality among overweight individuals with diabetes," Diabetes Care, October 2000;23(10):1499-1504).
After taking into account potentially...
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