Type 2 Diabetes Disappears With Gastric Bypass Surgery

by Rathi Manohar on  April 28, 2011 at 10:48 PM Research News
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Gastric bypass surgery seem to remove type 2 diabetes completely, which mere dieting cannot achieve, puzzling researchers.
 Type 2 Diabetes Disappears With Gastric Bypass Surgery
Type 2 Diabetes Disappears With Gastric Bypass Surgery
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In a recent study, at the New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center in Manhattan, Columbia University, and Duke University's Stedman Nutrition and Metabolism Center, 21 patients in New York and 12 in North Carolina with severe obesity either went through a gastric bypass surgery known as Roux-en-Y, or had to go through a strict diet. Although both groups had lost twenty pounds, the patients who went through the surgery had lower blood levels of circulating branch chain amino acids, the building blocks of proteins that are connected to obesity, diabetes and insulin resistance.

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The researchers would like to study this development further, as it would assist in developing drugs that would have the same effect.



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BiomechanicsandWeightLoss Thursday, May 5, 2011

Gastric bypass works only in one way and that is it induces injury in the abdominal wall and in the stomach, and in that way it changes the biomechanics of walking and sitting. It looks unbelievable, but before refusing out of the hand it needs to remind that conventional understanding of weight loss/weight gain is based on counting calories and energy balance. The mechanism underlining weight loss induced by WLS is explained in the article: “Weight Loss Surgeries, Weight Loss, Diabetes and the Biomechanics of Sitting and Walking”.

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