Personalising exercise and nutrition behaviours in diabetes lifestyle prevention

Ahmad Alkhatib* (Corresponding / Lead Author)

*Corresponding author for this work

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Since the risks of diabetes and associated chronic diseases can be reversed by lifestyle interventions, it is important to personalise the intervention approaches that help form personalised behavioural guidelines instead of using a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Recent technological approaches (e.g., proteomics, metabolomics, genomics, and pharmacogenetics) have been publicised for personalising diabetes drug development.12,13 However, personalising complex lifestyle approaches in T2DM prevention, especially physical activity and nutrition behaviours, has received little attention. This narrative review translates key debates about lifestyle behaviours into specific T2DM recommendations and discusses how the most recent behavioural approaches, including physical activity and exercise intensity, sedentary lifestyle, and nutrition, can be individualised when targeted for T2DM prevention.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-77
Number of pages11
JournalEuropean Medical Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished (VoR) - 2020


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