MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Researchers found more evidence that bariatric weight-loss surgery may help reverse Type II diabetes for obese patients.
In a study of more than 200 patients, 1 in 4 experienced total metabolic remission at 6 years and another 1 in 4 showed partial remission, according to a study released during the Prediabetes and Metabolic Syndrome 2013 Congress in Austria.
The study found better metabolic and weight-loss results for patients who underwent gastric bypass than for patients who had other types of bariatric surgery, Heartwire reported.
The results suggest that bariatric surgery "induces a significant and sustainable remission" in Type II diabetes for obese patients, Dr. Philip Schauer told Heartwire, and the procedure "should be considered early in the course of the disease."
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