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Bariatric surgery is linked to more diabetes remission than lifestyle intervention alone, study finds

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3603 (Published 02 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h3603
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Two thirds of obese patients with type 2 diabetes who had a gastric bypass did not need any diabetes drugs three years after their operation, a US study published in JAMA Surgery has shown. The research also found that a third of patients who had less invasive gastric banding showed remission of their diabetes.1

The trial, conducted at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania, examined outcomes among 61 obese patients with type 2 diabetes who were randomised into three groups. One group …

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