The results of a Swedish study show that weight loss surgery significantly reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes in obese people.
Weight loss surgery cuts diabetes risk
Weight loss surgery can prevent the risk of type 2 diabetes in people who are obese, and is twice as effective as diet and exercise alone, according to a study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Mass General Weight Center surgeon Dr. Ozanan Meireles says: "All morbidly obese patients would certainly benefit from bariatric surgery, either by achieving remission, by decreasing the amount of medications that they take on a daily basis, or by postponing the onset of diabetes in their lifetime." Read more from ABC News and the full-text article in the New England Journal of Medicine
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