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Weight Loss Surgery Cuts Diabetes Risk

By Miriam E. Tucker , ,

Weight loss surgery dramatically cuts the risk of developing type 2 diabetes among heavy adults, a study found. The results came from a review of 2,167 overweight and obese adults who had undergone one of three types of bariatric surgery for weight loss. Over the next seven years, only 4.3 percent of participants developed type 2 diabetes, compared with 16.2 percent of 2,167 similar adults who did not undergo surgery. The surgery group had an 80 percent lower risk of developing diabetes—even after accounting for differences in age, sex, and other factors.
Source: The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, published online Nov. 3, 2014



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