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Weight-loss surgery may not increase health costs for diabetes

(Reuters Health) - Weight loss surgery may be a cost-effective way of lowering blood sugar for many diabetics, not just those who are severely obese, a Swedish study suggests. Researchers found that for people with diabetes, total healthcare costs did not rise in the years following weight-loss surgery, largely because of overall savings from less use of healthcare and medications.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

It is a sad commentary that cutting out normal tissue is the best solution for diabetes.  On the other hand, a diet that addresses satiety could provide the same benefits without the surgery.  The Zone Diet is such a diet.

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