Gastric bypass surgery seem to remove type 2 diabetes completely, which mere dieting cannot achieve, puzzling researchers.
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.
AdvertisementThe 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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