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1 decade 1 year 8 months ago Tuesday, July 10 2007 Jul 10, 2007 Tuesday, July 10, 2007 3:01:45 PM CDT July 10, 2007 in News

Another Benefit Of Gastric Bypass

Many of us associate gastric bypass surgery with losing weight, but this might not be the only benefit. In some cases, the procedure can get rid of type 2 diabetes by returning blood sugar levels to normal.

The operation is, however, risky.

"That hormone level in diabetics seems to be a little low, and after gastric bypass, every time the patients eat, they get a huge shot up of the hormone level and that seems to be what helps the body to normalize the blood sugar level," said Dr. Nestor De La Cruz-Munoz, a bariatric surgeon.

Even though there is a possibility the surgery could make the diabetes disappear, this method is not being used as a cure. The thought is to develop a surgery for patients who are not

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