Items Tagged ‘bariatric surgery’

June 26, 2012

Some of Those Whose Diabetes Is Cured by Surgery Have Recurrence


Bariatric surgery is one of the most successful treatments known for Type 2 diabetes, curing as many as 95% of those with the disorder, which is usually caused by obesity. A new study by researchers at the Mayo Clinic Arizona in Scottsdale, however, suggests that more than a fifth of those who are cured suffer […]

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Tags: bariatric surgery, diabetes, LA Times, Obesity

January 4, 2010

Might Surgical Weight Loss Put Bones at Risk?

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

When diet and exercise attempts haven’t worked, increasing numbers of overweight people have turned to bariatric, or weight-loss, surgery to shed pounds.   But research reported in 2009 pointed to an unintended result: One of every five people who had bariatric surgery had broken a bone within a few years.   The finding came from […]

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Tags: bariatric surgery, weight loss

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