Gastric bypass might not have long-term benefits in diabetes

11/28/2012 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Thirty-five percent of type 2 diabetes patients who initially experienced disease remission following gastric bypass surgery redeveloped diabetes within five years, while many patients never attained remission after the procedure, a study in Obesity Surgery found. Surgery appeared to be most effective for type 2 diabetes patients without advanced disease, researchers said.

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