A new study suggests that aggressive lifestyle interventions in the workplace can significantly reduce an employee's chance of developing diabetes.

The study's lead author, Carla Miller, a professor of human nutrition at Ohio State University, compared two groups of people identified as "pre-diabetes." One of the groups received the typical, written advice on losing weight. The other group took part in a 16-week lifestyle intervention program.

Those selected to take part in the study had body mass indexes of at least 25 and fasting glucose levels of between 100 to 125 milligrams per deciliter.

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