Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study (DPPOS)

Investigator: Ann Schwartz, PhD, MPH
Sponsor: George Washington University

Location(s): United States


The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and conducted at 25 centers nationwide, was a landmark trial to show that lifestyle changes or metformin can effectively delay diabetes in a diverse population of overweight or obese American adults at high risk of diabetes in the short term and long term compared to placebo.