GPs to prescribe 'soup and shake' diet for patients with type II diabetes

GPs in 10 areas of England can now refer patients with type II diabetes onto a 900-calorie liquid diet plan, with the aim of putting their condition into remission.

The DiRECT trial showed that a weight loss programme involving a low-calorie liquid diet for 3-5 months can induce sustained remission of type II diabetes. | GETTY IMAGES
The DiRECT trial showed that a weight loss programme involving a low-calorie liquid diet for 3-5 months can induce sustained remission of type II diabetes. | GETTY IMAGES

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