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Research Report News Podcast: Surgery Trumps Lifestyle Intervention in Reducing T2 Diabetes

Research has found that mild or moderately obese people found success in achieving diabetes remission a year after going through Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. The study was completed at the University of Washington’s Diabetes and Obesity Center of Excellence. It involved data from 32 adults living with type 2 diabetes, all of whom had a BMI above 30. The participants were put into two groups – Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and intensive medical and lifestyle intervention.

After one year of study, it was found that 60% of patients who went through the gastric bypass surgery achieved diabetes remission. This was compared to only about 6% of patients who went through the lifestyle and medical intervention, which included counseling in behavior, medication, diet, and exercise training.

These findings were published in Diabetologia on March 17, 2016.

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