Going down: lipids and all that cholesterol

Diabetes prevention takes many forms. Other articles in this issue of Diabetes Voice describe primary prevention of Type 2 diabetes (the diabetes of obesity and Western lifestyles), while secondary prevention is the use of lifestyle interventions that try and reverse the metabolic disturbance once it has developed. Lifestyle measures, principally change in nutritional habits and physical activity, may reverse some of the glucose, lipid and blood pressure disorders of diabetes, but often have limited impact in people with a life-long history of obesity (high calorie intake) and inactivity. This article addresses the clinical changes resulting in diabetes care from the clinical trials of drugs in the lipid- and cholesterol-lowering field.
Guidelines, FATS, Statins, Heart