Diabetes Can Return After Gastric Bypass

Posted on June 26th, 2012 by

Gastric bypass surgery reverses type 2 diabetes in many obese patients but the disease recurs within five years in 21 percent of cases, U.S. researchers say. Lead author Dr. Yessica Ramos of the Mayo Clinic Arizona in Scottsdale and co-investigators studied the medical records of 72 obese patients with type 2 diabetes who underwent a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass operation from 2000 to 2007 and had at least three years of follow-up visits.

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Tags: Dr. Yessica Ramos, Endocrinology / Diabetes, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Research, type 2 diabetes, UPI

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