Study says Surgery successful against Type 2 diabetes
New research suggests Bariatric surgery will put Type 2 Diabetes into remission for good, and that surgery will even work if you're not morbidly obese.
"The study finds the surgery is better than medication for treating the duo of obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. After three years, more than 90 percent of patients who have had the operation did not need insulin." (Fox News)
CBS News notes that days later, 94 percent of them no longer required diabetes medicine.
How much were they able to trim off? Well, according the study published in New England Journal of Medicine, in addition to not needing insulin, those patients also lost 25 percent of their body weight.
In a similar study published last October, medical professionals emphasized that diet and exercise are key to maintaining healthy weight, but say, for those who are obese, weight-loss surgery is more effective than non-surgical methods.
"There are 22 million Americans with Type 2 diabetes, and 80 percent of them are either overweight or obese. And, we know that obesity is a major factor in the development of this disease." (WCFT-BIRM)
Obesity is the main trigger for Type 2 Diabetes and affects 1 in 3 adult Americans. The American Diabetes Association says if present trends persist, then by 2050 around 1 in 3 adults in the US will have diabetes.