Study looks at gastric bypass benefits in teens

12/8/2011 | Medscape (free registration)

Obese adolescents who underwent gastric bypass surgery had decreases in hemoglobin A1C, fasting glucose, blood pressure levels, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides and C-reactive proteins despite continued obesity two years after the surgery, a study presented at the World Diabetes Congress showed. Weight regain between one and two years after surgery did not appear to reverse the cardiometabolic benefits of gastric bypass in patients, researchers said.

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