OBJECTIVE It is of vital importance to elucidate the triggering factors of obesity and type 2 diabetes to improve patient care. Bariatric surgery has been shown to prevent and even cure diabetes, but the mechanism is unknown. Elevated levels of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) predict incident diabetes, but the sources of LPS are not clarified. The objective of the… (More)
Supplemental Figure 1. Flow chart. Patients with abdominal diameter>50 cm were excluded from attending CT scan due to the diameter of the CT scanner.