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Move to reverse Type 2 diabetes

Gercine Carter,

Added 14 December 2014

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Professor Roy Taylor (L) with are Sir Richard Branson, Dr Joy St John and Professor Nigel Unwin. (Picture by Sandy Pitt.)

A landmark study that researchers hope will lead to a reversal of Type 2 diabetes among Barbadians is being undertaken.

British airline magnate Sir Richard Branson yesterday launched the innovative Barbados Diabetes Reversal Study which is being funded by Virgin Unite, his not-for-profit foundation of the Virgin Group.

It will be undertaken by Professor Nigel Urwin, chair of population health sciences at the Chronic Disease Research Centre, and a team at the University of the West Indies, in collaboration with the Barbados Diabetes Foundation and Diabetes Association of Barbados.

Speaking at a news conference for the launch at the Diabetes Association’s Beckles Road hadquarters,  Urwin noted about one in five adult Barbadians currently suffered from Type 2 diabetes, compared with one in 12 globally.

Please read the full story in today's Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.

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