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Kidney Failure Prevented by Metabolic Surgery in 2018 British Study

A 2018 study involving more than 17,000 patients shows a dramatic reduction in development of nephropathy and kidney failure among individuals with obesity and type 2 diabetes. When compared to standard medical management of obesity, diabetes and renal health, metabolic surgery resulted in a 3 -fold reduction in development of nephropathy over an average of…
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2018 JAMA Study: Diabetes Macrovascular Complications Cut in Half By Weight-Loss Surgery

Macrovascular disease, including coronary artery disease and cerebrovascular disease, is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among people with type 2 diabetes. And, as the Kaiser Permanente Health Research Institute researchers state in the introduction to this study, medical management, including lifestyle change, may not actually be successful at reducing the risk. In the…
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Annals Study Shows Diabetes End-Organ Complications Are Reduced by Metabolic Surgery

Major long-term studies demonstrate diabetes remission after metabolic surgery with the sleeve gastrectomy, a 45-minute laparoscopic procedure. But patients rightly wish to know if that remission translates to meaningful gains in health and quantifiable reductions in end-organ diabetic disease, including renal, ophthalmological, and peripheral neuropathy complications. In the O’Brien matched cohort study published in the…
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Studies Evaluate Long-Term Remission of Diabetes After Sleeve Gastrectomy

With obesity and Type 2 diabetes continuing to grow as major health problems and causes of early morbidity and mortality, improved studies have examined longer follow-up time periods for diabetes remission after metabolic surgery. Sleeve gastrectomy is a 45-minute laparoscopy procedure. Ten-year studies help paint a picture of the durability of the remission rates for…
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