Study reveals long-term benefits of weight loss surgery in adults with obesity and diabetes

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Researchers recently conducted the largest study to date to evaluate the effectiveness of weight loss surgery in a Chinese population of individuals with obesity and type 2 diabetes.

In the study, which is published in Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews, surgery provided substantial and sustainable effects on weight, , and cholesterol over five years.

"The effectiveness of restrictive and was similar at the end of follow-up, though restrictive surgeries were slightly more effective in type 2 diabetes remission," the authors wrote. (Restrictive surgeries reduce the size of the stomach.)


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More information: Tingting Wu et al, Five‐year effectiveness of bariatric surgery on disease remission, weight loss, and changes of metabolic parameters in obese patients with type 2 diabetes: A population‐based propensity score‐matched cohort study, Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews (2020). DOI: 10.1002/dmrr.3236
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