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Bariatric Surgery Continues to Show Benefits for Patients With Diabetes

Mike Mitka
JAMA. 2012;307(18):1901-1902. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.3727.
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Chicago— Studies continue to show benefits of bariatric surgery in helping obese patients lose weight, but whether the procedure can actually “control or cure” those who have gone on to have diabetes remains to be seen.

New research found bariatric surgery along with optimal medical therapy offered better glycemic control than optimal medical therapy alone for patients with type 2 diabetes.

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New research found bariatric surgery along with optimal medical therapy offered better glycemic control than optimal medical therapy alone for patients with type 2 diabetes.

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