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Call For Obesity Surgery To Be Used As Diabetes Treatment

New guidelines say weight-loss surgery should become a more routine treatment option for diabetes, even for some patients who are mildly obese. Obesity and Type 2 diabetes are a deadly pair, and numerous studies show stomach-shrinking operations can dramatically improve diabetes.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

It remains a sad commentary that the only long-term treatment for diabetes and obesity is gastric bypass surgery.  This marks the first time in the history of medicine that cutting out normal tissue is the “state of the art” treatment.  What is needed for treating both conditions is a reduction of inflammation that in turns reduces the hormone insulin and helps restore satiety.  That seems to be a far better approach than cutting out normal tissue that can’t be regenerated.  

 

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