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Quick Non-surgical Treatment for Weight Loss and Reversal of Onset of Diabetes

by Savitha C Muppala on  January 25, 2010 at 12:40 PM Obesity News   - G J E 4
 Quick Non-surgical Treatment for Weight Loss and Reversal of Onset of Diabetes
A novel 15-minute non-surgical remedy can result in drastic weight loss and reverse the onset of diabetes, according to its developers.
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Device EndoBarrier, which is fed through the mouth with the patient awake, involves inserting a cloth sleeve into the intestine to prevent food being absorbed into the body.

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For the insertion part, surgeons use an instrument called an endoscope.

During trials the sleeve was able to reverse Type 2 diabetes within weeks by reducing patients' blood sugar levels so they no longer needed to take drugs, reports The Daily Express.

Professor Nadey Hakim, a leading UK consultant in weight loss surgery, said: "I would love to be able to cure a patient's obesity with a 15-minute ­procedure.

It's a very clever idea. It's going to be very attractive to patients because they won't have the worry of having surgery. We make obesity ­operations as safe as we can but if you can avoid surgery it would be better."

Source: ANI
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