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Weight-Loss Surgery Lowers Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

While the results of the study are groundbreaking, the researchers admitted that the study has some limitations. The team considered the participants from the weight loss group to have been more adherent to diabetes prevention advice such as adopting a healthy diet and exercise than control patients.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Since gastric bypass surgery reduces inflammation that drives the development of diabetes, this risk reduction should be expected. However, it is a sad commentary that gastric bypass surgery is the best way to avoid diabetes in the obese population.

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