Intestinal liner holds promise for obesity, type 2 diabetes

09/18/2011 | InternalMedicineNews.com (free registration)

A small study presented at the European Society for the Study of Diabetes found that using a duodenal-jejunal bypass liner, an implantable weight-loss device, helped improve weight and blood glucose levels in obese patients with type 2 diabetes. The intestinal sleeve also increased the levels of incretin hormones glucagon-like peptide and peptide YY.

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