weight-loss surgery and diabetes

Have you been on the fence about weight-loss surgery and the benefits that can stem from it? A new study published last week on Medline Plus found that weight-loss surgery can be more effective for prolonged remission of diabetes…

“In a small study of obese patients, weight-loss surgery was better at keeping type 2 diabetes at bay than diet and exercise alone, researchers report.

In fact, three years after weight-loss surgery, more than two-thirds of those who had a procedure called Roux-en-Y gastric bypass to shrink their stomach didn’t need any diabetes medications. And one-third of the people who chose a procedure called adjustable gastric banding no longer needed diabetes medications three years after surgery, the study found.”

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