Study suggests how gastric bypass helps resolve diabetes

07/29/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

Gastric-bypass surgery may reprogram how the small intestine handles glucose uptake, explaining why some patients can stop taking diabetes medication shortly after the procedure, researchers at Boston Children's Hospital reported in the journal Science. They said the discovery could be used to "bypass the bypass" through the development of less-invasive drugs that accomplish the same changes.

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