A common advice for diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and hyperlipidaemia is to change lifestyle. The advice can be for example to reduce the amount of fat, sugar and salt in the food, lose weight, exercise daily, reduce alcohol consumption and stop smoking. An important question is if there are differences in adherence to lifestyle advice depending on if the patient is treated with medication or not.
Regarding diabetes, high blood pressure and hyperlipidaemia: Are there differences in adherence to lifestyle advice depending on if the patient is treated with medication or not?
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SBU Enquiry response consists of systematic literature searches to highlight studies that can address questions received by the SBU Enquiry Service from Swedish healthcare or social service providers. Relevant references are compiled by an SBU staff member, in consultation with an external expert when needed. The quality of the studies identified is not systematically reviewed.