Features January 2016 Issue

Bariatric Surgery Effective for Type 2 Diabetes Treatment

The increasingly popular weight-loss surgery may be recommended for a greater pool of potential.

Type 2 diabetes patients, and anyone with a body mass index between 30 and 35, may have a new option for weight loss management. Bariatric surgery describes a family of procedures that reduce's a patient's stomach size. It has been used primarily for severely obese patients in the past, but now doctors are noticing its benefits in less obese patients.

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