PDM: MNT and Anthropometric Outcomes (2022-23)

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Al-Hamdan R, Avery A, et al. 2019
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Article Title:
Identification of Education Models to Improve Health Outcomes in Arab Women with Pre-Diabetes.
Al-Hamdan R, Avery A, Salter A, Al-Disi D, Al-Daghri N, McCullough F
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Study Design:
Randomized Controlled Trial
Risk of Bias Assessment Rating:
High risk
Inclusion Criteria:
Females living in Saudi Arabia aged 18-55 years old who were either overweight (body mass index (BMI) 25-29.9 kg/m2) or obese (BMI >/= 30 kg/m2), attending the primary health care centres in Riyadh, were randomly selected and assessed for the presence of prediabetes. A participant was considered pre-diabetic if HbA1c level was ?5.7% to <6.5%, as recommended by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) guidelines.
Exclusion Criteria:
Pregnant women, not of Saudi origin, those with T1DM or T2DM, and those with chronic medical co-morbidities, such as cancer, liver, kidney and thyroid diseases as well as malignant cases were excluded.
Research Purpose:
This study aims to explore, for the first time, the impact of a 6-month personalized lifestyle intervention provided one-to-one to Saudi women with pre-diabetes as compared to standard care in a primary care setting.
Blinding efforts:
Not applicable
Study Location:
Saudi Arabia
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This research was supported and funded by the Deanship of Scientific Research, Chair for Biomarkers of Chronic Diseases (CBCD) in King Saud University, Riyadh, SA.