WBUR’s RadioBoston highlights UMMS diabetes study

12/21/2011 12:00:00 AM

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Ira Ockene, MD

Ira Ockene, MD, the Barbara D. Milliken Professor of Preventive Cardiology and professor of medicine, was interviewed on 90.9 WBUR’s RadioBoston Tuesday, Dec. 20, on the recently published findings of UMass Medical School’s Lawrence Latino Diabetes Prevention Project. Ockene, principal investigator of the study, explained to host Meghna Chakrabarti how the modest weight loss by participants was enough to significantly lower their risk of diabetes. 

Hear the full interview on WBUR: http://radioboston.wbur.org/2011/12/20/soap-opera-diabetes

Related story on UMassMedNow:

Diabetes intervention proves effective in Lawrence

Other related links:

WBUR: Using soap operas, cooking classes to fight diabetes
Boston.com: UMass researchers target diabetes in Lawrence Latinos

Complete paper: Outcomes of a Latino Community-Based Intervention for the prevention of Diabetes; The Lawrence Latino Diabetes Prevention Project