Weight-loss surgery cuts heart disease risk in diabetes

11/30/2011 | Royal Gazette (Bermuda), The

Undergoing bariatric surgery may help curb cardiovascular disease risk in obese patients with diabetes, according to a study presented at the World Congress on Interventional Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes. Procedures such as gastric bypass that reroute the gastrointestinal tract appear to affect hormone secretions and improve insulin levels, said Dr. Francesco Rubino.

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