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Evidence Overwhelmingly Supports Efficacy of Lifestyle Medicine


Foege and McGinnis: Actual Causes of Death in the United States

Actual Causes of Death in the United States

Chronic Diseases: The Leading Causes of Death and Disability in the United States 

The combined effects of healthy lifestyle behaviors on all cause mortality: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Lifestyle Medicine: A Brief Review of Its Dramatic Impact on Health and Survival

Fruit and vegetable intake, physical activity, and mortality in older community-dwelling women.

Following cancer prevention guidelines reduces risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and all-cause mortality.

Influence of individual and combined health behaviors on total and cause-specific mortality in men and women: the United Kingdom health and lifestyle survey.

Healthy living and risk of major chronic diseases in an older population.

4 Healthy lifestyle factors help ward off chronic disease. Diet, exercise, low body mass index and not smoking can reduce the incidence of heart disease, diabetes, stroke and cancer.

Improving risk factor modification: a global approach.

Adherence to healthy lifestyle habits in US adults, 1988-2006

Prevalence of selected risk behaviors and chronic diseases--Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 39 steps communities, United States, 2005.

Grand challenges in chronic non-communicable diseases.

The behavioral and clinical effects of therapeutic lifestyle change on middle-aged adults.

4 steps to lower the toll of killer diseases.

Mediterranean diet, lifestyle factors, and 10-year mortality in elderly European men and women: the HALE project.

Lifestyle, health and disease prevention: the underlying mechanisms.

Relationships among diet, physical activity and other lifestyle factors and debilitating diseases in the elderly.

Lifestyle factors and chronic diseases: application of a composite risk index.

What the experts think: a European survey of expert opinion about the influence of lifestyle on health.

Mayo Study Finds 70% of Americans Consume Prescription Meds

A Plant-Based Nutrition Program: Nurses experience the benefits and challenges of following a plant-based diet

Mortality from different causes associated with meat, heme iron, nitrates, and nitrites in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study: population based cohort study

Association of Animal and Plant Protein Intake With All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality

The Physician’s Role in Nutrition-Related Disorders: From Bystander to Leader

Risk Thresholds for Alcohol Consumption: Combined Analysis of Individual-Participant Data For 599 912 Current Drinkers in 83 Prospective Studies

Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Vegetarian Diets

Readiness to Change Physical Activity and Dietary Practices and Willingness to Consult Healthcare Providers

Can Newly Acquired Healthy Behaviors Persist? An Analysis of Health Behavior Decay

Lifestyle as Medicine: The Case for a True Health Initiative

Can We Say What Diet is Best for Health?

Lifestyle is the Medicine, Culture is the Spoon: The Covariance of Proposition and Preposition

Life And Death, Knowledge and Power: Why Knowing What Matters is Not What's the Matter

Biodiversity Conservation: The Key is Reducing Meat Consumption

Low Carbohydrate Diets: Going Against the Grain

Baseline Fatty Acids, Food Groups, a Diet Score and 50-Year All-Cause Mortality Rates. An Ecological Analysis of the Seven Countries

Ancel Keys and the Seven Countries Study: An Evidence-based Response to Revisionist Histories

Association of Changes in Diet Quality with Total and Cause-Specific Mortality

Analysis and Valuation of the Health and Climate Change Cobenefits of Dietary Change

Anatomy of Health Effects of Mediterranean Diet: Greek EPIC Prospective Cohort Study

Association of Specific Dietary Fats With Total and Cause-Specific Mortality

Five Simple Lifestyle Habits Could Improve Your Life Expectancy by Over a Decade


Vegetarian Diets and Blood Pressure

Targeting Weight Loss Interventions To Reduce Cardiovascular Complications Of Type 2 Diabetes: A Machine Learning-Based Post-Hoc Analysis Of Heterogeneous Treatment Effects In The Look AHEAD Trial

Effects of Vegetarian Diets on Blood Lipids: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Fasting-Mimicking Diet and Markers/Risk Factors for Aging, Diabetes, Cancer, and Cardiovascular Disease

Effects of a Dietary Portfolio of Cholesterol-Lowering Foods vs Lovastatin On Serum Lipids and C-Reactive Protein.

Long-term Medication Adherence After Myocardial Infarction: Experience of a Community

Comparison of the Atkins, Ornish, Weight Watchers, and Zone Diets for Weight Loss and Heart Disease Risk Reduction: A Randomized Trial

Effect of a Mediterranean Type of Diet on the Rate Of Cardiovascular Complications in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease

Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet

Trending Cardiovascular Nutrition Controversies

Percutaneous Coronary Angioplasty Compared With Exercise Training in Patients With Stable Coronary Artery Disease - A Randomized Trial

Intensive Lifestyle Changes for Reversal of Coronary Heart Disease

Lifelong Benefits on Myocardial Infarction Mortality: 40-Year Follow-Up of the Randomized Oslo Diet and Antismoking Study

Effect of Current Dietary Recommendations on Weight Loss and Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Effect of a Dietary Portfolio of Cholesterol-Lowering Foods Given At 2 Levels of Intensity of Dietary Advice on Serum Lipids in Hyperlipidemia: A Randomized Controlled Trial

The Portfolio Diet For Cardiovascular Risk Reduction

Primary Prevention and Risk Factor Reduction in Coronary Heart Disease Mortality Among Working Aged Men and Women in Eastern Finland Over 40 Years: Population Based Observational Study

Genetic Risk, Adherence to a Healthy Lifestyle, and Coronary Disease

Saturated Fats Compared With Unsaturated Fats and Sources of Carbohydrates in Relation to Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: A Prospective Cohort Study

Association Between Dietary Factors and Mortality From Heart Disease, Stroke, and Type 2 Diabetes in the United States

Mediterranean Versus Vegetarian Diet for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention (The CARDIVEG Study): Study Protocol For a Randomized Controlled Trial

Can Lifestyle Changes Reverse Coronary Artery Disease?

Intensive Lifestyle Changes for Reversal of Coronary Artery Disease

A way to reverse CAD?

The Nutritional Reversal of Cardiovascular Disease: Fact of Fiction?

Healthy lifestyle in the primordial prevention of cardiovascular disease among young women.

Low-risk diet and lifestyle habits in the primary prevention of myocardial infarction in men: a population-based prospective cohort study.

Lifestyle interventions in patients with coronary heart disease: a systematic review.

Projecting the probability of survival free from cancer and cardiovascular incidence through lifestyle modification in Japan.

Combined effect of low-risk dietary and lifestyle behaviors in primary prevention of myocardial infarction in women.

Lifestyle and 15-year survival free of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes in middle-aged British men.


Vegetarian Diets And Glycemic Control In Diabetes

Novel Subgroups Of Adult-Onset Diabetes And Their Association With Outcomes

A Look Ahead at the Future of Diabetes Prevention and Treatment

Targeting Weight Loss Interventions To Reduce Cardiovascular Complications Of Type 2 Diabetes: A Machine Learning-Based Post-Hoc Analysis of Heterogeneous Treatment Effects In The Look AHEAD Trial

Effect of a Low‐Calorie Diet on Restoration of Normoglycemia in Obese Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes

How Do We Define Cure of Diabetes?

Fasting-Mimicking Diet Promotes Ngn3-Driven b-Cell Regeneration to Reverse Diabetes

Gastric Bypass Surgery vs Intensive Lifestyle And Medical Intervention For Type 2 Diabetes

Weight Loss in the Prevention and Treatment of Diabetes

Lifestyle Weight-Loss Intervention Outcomes in Overweight and Obese Adults with Type 2 Diabetes

Reversal Of Type 2 Diabetes in Youth Who Adhere to a Very-Low-Energy Diet

Association of an Intensive Lifestyle Intervention With Remission of Type 2 Diabetes

Durability of Addition of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass to Lifestyle Intervention and Medical Management in Achieving Primary Treatment Goals for Uncontrolled Type 2 Diabetes in Mild to Moderate Obesity

Lifestyle Intervention and Medical Management With vs Without Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass and Control of Hemoglobin A1c, LDL Cholesterol, and Systolic Blood Pressure at 5 Years in the Diabetes Surgery Study

Very Low–Calorie Diet Mimics the Early Beneficial Effect of Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass on Insulin Sensitivity and b-Cell Function in Type 2 Diabetic Patients

Glucose Effectiveness, but Not Insulin Sensitivity, is Improved After Short-Term Interval Training in Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Incidence of Remission in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes

Primary Care-Led Weight Management For Remission Of Type 2 Diabetes

The Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial

Long-Term Effects of Lifestyle Intervention or Metformin on Diabetes Development and Microvascular Complications

Diet and Diabetes Revisited, Yet Again

Piloting a Remission Strategy in Type 2 Diabetes

Metabolite Ratios as Potential Biomarkers for Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes Remission after Nonsurgical Intensive Lifestyle Intervention in Obese Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

From Diabetes Care to Diabetes Cure—The integration of Systems Biology, eHealth, and Behavioral Change

Glucose-Induced Changes in Gene Expression in Human Pancreatic Islets: Causes or Consequences of Chronic Hyperglycemia

Reversal of Nonalcoholic Hepatic Steatosis, Hepatic Insulin Resistance, and Hyperglycemia by Moderate Weight Reduction in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

The Shifting Paradigm of a “Cure” For Type 1 Diabetes: Is Technology Replacing Immune‐Based Therapies?

Remission of Type 2 Diabetes After Gastric Bypass and Banding Mechanisms and 2 Year Outcomes

Acceptability of a Very-Low-Energy Diet In Type 2 Diabetes: Patient Experiences And Behaviour Regulation

Person-Centred Type 2 Diabetes Care: Time For a Paradigm Shift

High Rates of Diabetes Reversal In Newly Diagnosed Asian Indian Young Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus With Intensive Lifestyle Therapy

Can Diabetes Be Cured? Potential Biological and Mechanical Approaches

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Impaired Proinsulin Conversion as Newly Identified Predictors of The Long-Term Non-Response to a Lifestyle Intervention for Diabetes Prevention: Results From The TULIP Study

The Many Faces of Diabetes: Addressing Heterogeneity of a Complex Disease

Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults: Definition, Prevalence, B-Cell Function, and Treatment

Weight Loss Decreases Excess Pancreatic Triacylglycerol Specifically in Type 2 Diabetes

Population Response to Information On Reversibility of Type 2 Diabetes

Restoring Normoglycaemia by Use of a Very Low Calorie Diet in Long- and Short-Duration Type 2 Diabetes

Very Low-Calorie Diet and 6 Months of Weight Stability in Type 2 Diabetes: Pathophysiological Changes in Responders and Nonresponders

The Effectiveness and Cost of Lifestyle Interventions Including Nutrition Education for Diabetes Prevention: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Clinical and Metabolic Features of the Randomised Controlled Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial (DiRECT) Cohort

Reversing the Twin Cycles of Type 2 Diabetes

 Effectiveness of Lifestyle-Based Weight Loss Interventions for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Treatment Options for Type 2 Diabetes In Adolescents And Youth: A Study of the Comparative Efficacy of Metformin Alone or in Combination with Rosiglitazone or Lifestyle Intervention in Adolescents with Type 2 Diabetes

Relapsing/Remitting Type 1 Diabetes

Precision Nutrition for Prevention and Management of Type 2 Diabetes

Fasting-Mimicking Diet and Markers/Risk Factors for Aging, Diabetes, Cancer, and Cardiovascular Disease

Short-Term Intensive Insulin Therapy Could be the Preferred Option for New Onset Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients with Hba1c > 9%

Type 2 Diabetes: Remission in Just a Week

Global DNA Methylation Is Associated With Insulin Resistance

Dietary Reversal of Type 2 Diabetes Motivated by Research Knowledge

Reversal of Type 2 Diabetes: Normalisation of Beta Cell Function in Association with Decreased Pancreas and Liver Triacylglycerol

Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group. Reduction in the Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes with Lifestyle Intervention or Metformin

Prevention and Management of Type 2 Diabetes: Dietary Components and Nutritional Strategies

A Low-Fat Vegan Diet Improves Glycemic Control and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in a Randomized Clinical Trial in Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes

Lifestyle interventions for patients with and at risk for type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Association of an intensive lifestyle intervention with remission of type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes and modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease: the prospective Million Women Study.

Lifestyle and 15-year survival free of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes in middle-aged British men.

Deaths Attributable to Diabetes in the United States: Comparison of Data Sources and Estimation Approaches


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