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Bariatric surgery found to ease Type 2 diabetes symptoms
Bariatric surgery found to ease Type 2 diabetes symptoms

Bariatric surgery did more to improve symptoms of diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol after three years than intensive treatment with drugs alone, according to new results from a closely watched clinical trial involving patients who were overweight or obese. Study participants who had gastric bypass surgery or sleeve gastrectomy also lost more weight, had better kidney function and saw greater improvements in their quality of life than their counterparts who did not go under the knife, researchers reported Monday. The latest findings from the trial, known as STAMPEDE — for Surgical Treatment and Medications Potentially Eradicate Diabetes Efficiently — should prompt more...

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