PDM: MNT and Anthropometric Outcomes (2022-23)

Author and Year:
Amer O, Sabico S, Alfawaz H, et al. 2020
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Article Title:
Reversal of Prediabetes in Saudi Adults: Results from an 18 Month Lifestyle Intervention.
Amer O, Sabico S, Alfawaz H, Aljohani N, Hussain S, Alnaami A, Wani K, Al-Daghri N
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Study Design:
Randomized Controlled Trial
Risk of Bias Assessment Rating:
High risk
Inclusion Criteria:
Overweight or obese individuals (males and emails) (body-mass index (BMI) >/= 25 kg/m2) with impaired fasting serum glucose levels were eligible for the study. Impaired fasting glucose was defined based on the American Diabetes Association (ADA) criteria (serum glucose = 5.6-6.9 mmol/L (100-125 mg/dL)
Exclusion Criteria:
(1) those with T2DM or on T2DM medications; (2) history of malignancy; (3) diagnosed or suspected disease of the liver, pancreas, endocrine organs, or kidney; (4) ischemic heart disease or cerebrovascular disease (or a history of such disease).
Research Purpose:
An 18 month intervention study aims to determine the efficacy of a lifestyle modification program on prediabetes reversal among Saudi adults.
Blinding efforts:
Not blinded.
Study Location:
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Source(s) of Funding:
Please specify names of funders:
Deanship of Scientific Research, King Saud University