Gastric Bypass Riskier But Helps People Drop More Weight

A new study comparing gastric bypass and gastric banding, two common types of weight-loss surgery, found that those who undergo gastric bypass lose more weight, but are also more likely to experience complications. Gastric bypass not only reduces the size of the stomach but also includes rerouting of the small intestine, so not all of the calories from food are absorbed. Gastric banding uses an

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Less Invasive Gastric Sleeve May Benefit Type 2s

Research has already shown that gastric bypass can ease symptoms of diabetes, but according to a new study, a less-invasive sleeve may also result in benefits for those with type 2 diabetes. According to a recent study, the use of a duodenal-endoluminal sleeve (DES) – a flexible tube that’s implanted in the small intestine to prevent nutrient absorption in the duodenum – resulted in sustained

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Weight-Loss Surgery Produces Dramatic Results in Type 2s

Bariatric surgery, not medications, may be the key to producing dramatic drops in weight and even the remission of diabetes symptoms among type 2 patients, says a study from the University of Rome. Researchers there report that of morbidly obese patients in a control group who underwent the form of bariatric surgery called sleeve gastrectomy, 80 percent ceased to have any symptoms of diabetes within

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