October 24, 2012

Let’s Look Ahead From Look AHEAD

Have you heard that the Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) randomized controlled trial conducted through National Institutes of Health (NIH) was ended two years ahead of schedule? This news crossed my eyes first on 10/20/2012 via twitter. Got to love twitter!

The press information from the NIH’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), announced on 10/19/2012 that the trial had been stopped about a month earlier – in September. Why? Because in this long and lengthy trial, in which people had been enrolled for up to 11 years, the people in the intensive lifestyle intervention (ILI) group did not experience a decrease in cardiovascular events (CV) (heart attacks, strokes, etc.) compared with the people in the control group. 

The Key Look AHEAD Question…and Answer
Can an intensive lifestyle intervention program (ILI) which achieves and maintains weight loss help prevent/delay the heart and circulatory problems which are the most common complications of type 2? 


Warshaw's articles on BBQ and Heart Disease published in Diabetic Living, Summer 2010

Warshaw has two articles published in Diabetic Living's Summer 2010 issue. Article one, Barbecue Your Way, focuses on the how tos of enjoying BBQ, whether from North Carolina to Kansas City, or Texas...just a little bit healthier. Article two, Heart Smart from the Start, connects the dots between diabetes and heart disease and details 7 actions steps for heart (and diabetes) health.