Tom Watson ‘reversed’ type-2 diabetes

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Media captionLabour’s deputy leader tells Today how he lost seven stone( 44.5 kg)

Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson has disclosed he was diagnosed with type-2 diabetes but has “reversed” the condition through diet and exercise.

He has now come off medication after losing seven stone( 44.5 kg) since last summer.

He cut out junk food, starchy carbohydrates and refined sugar and took up cycling and running.

The MP has vowed to launch a campaign against diabetes if Labour wins power at the next election.

“I feel great. I feel absolutely fantastic. Chilled out, I feel like my IQ has gone up. I feel younger. It’s a great feeling, ” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

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