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Healthier Me: Gastric Bypass & Diabetes

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In Tuesday's Healthier Me, a new study has found an additional benefit of gastric bypass surgery.


The study, published online Monday in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that patients who underwent gastric bypass not only lose weight but may also get rid of their diabetes.

Researchers compared diabetic patients who underwent gastric bypass to those were treated with medicine only and found that the gastric bypass patients were significantly more likely to have their pancreas restored to an almost normal state -- meaning it could make insulin again -- and many patients no longer had diabetes months after the procedure. 

 

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