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Friday, November 30, 2012

Weight Loss Surgery May Not Combat Diabetes Long-Term


Weight loss surgery, which in recent years has been seen as an increasingly attractive option for treating Type 2 diabetes, may not be as effective against the disease as it was initially thought to be, according to a new report
The study found that many obese Type 2 diabetics who undergo gastric bypass surgery do not experience a remission of their disease, and of those that do, about a third redevelop diabetes within five years of their operation.
The findings contrast with the growing perception that surgery is essentially a cure for Type II diabetes. Read entire article - Weight Loss Surgery May Not Combat Diabetes Long-Term - NYTimes.com
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