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PREVIEW: NZ (PREVention of diabetes through lifestyle Intervention in NEW Zealand and around the world)

Research Project

originally posted by Research Admin on 27 June 2013 and updated 15 August 2018


The three-year PREVIEW (“PREVention of diabetes through lifestyle Intervention  in NEW Zealand  and around the world”) study will be run in New Zealand and Australia as well as six European countries. In New Zealand it is led by nutrition expert Professor Sally Poppitt, with general practitioner and obesity researcher Dr Anne-Thea McGill, nutritionist Dr Marta Silvestre who is co-ordinating the study, and exercise specialist Dr Nick Gant, all from the University of Auckland.

The study aims to determine the best lifestyle strategies for weight loss and prevention of type 2 diabetes, in a population of overweight individuals. PREVIEW will significantly increase our knowledge on how specific lifestyle factors can help to prevent type-2diabetes.

The study will compare two nutritional programmes that have been shown to be very effective in weight loss and diabetes prevention, and which are comparatively simple to follow. Participants will also be asked to follow one of two physical activity plans, so that the combined effects of diet and exercise can be tracked.

Start Date

Jul 1, 2013


In Progress


National, International


Further information is available at:


Sally D. Poppitt
Pia Christensen
Marta P. Silvestre

Research Abstracts

PREVIEW: Prevention of diabetes through lifestyle intervention and population studies in Europe and around the world. Design, methods, and baseline participant description of an adult cohort enrolled into a three-year randomised clinical trial

A protein diet score, including plant and animal protein, investigating the association with HbA1c and eGFR—The PREVIEW Project

Demographic and social-cognitive factors associated with weight loss in overweight, pre-diabetic participants of the PREVIEW Study

Evaluating FINDRISC as a screening tool for type 2 diabetes among overweight adults in the PREVIEW:NZ cohort

Higher protein intake is not associated with decreased kidney function in pre-diabetic older adults following a one-year intervention—A Preview sub-study

Men and women respond differently to rapid weight loss: Metabolic outcomes of a multi‐centre intervention study after a low‐energy diet in 2500 overweight, individuals with pre‐diabetes (PREVIEW)

Objectively measured physical activity and sedentary time are associated with cardiometabolic risk factors in adults with prediabetes: The PREVIEW Study