Mechanisms of early improvement/resolution of type 2 diabetes after bariatric surgery.

  title={Mechanisms of early improvement/resolution of type 2 diabetes after bariatric surgery.},
  author={Geltrude Mingrone and Lidia Castagneto-Gissey},
  journal={Diabetes & metabolism},
  volume={35 6 Pt 2},
Bariatric surgery represents the main option for obtaining substantial and long-term weight loss in morbidly obese subjects. In addition, malabsorptive (biliopancreatic diversion, BPD) and restrictive (roux-en-Y gastric bypass, RYGB) surgery, originally devised to treat obesity, has also been shown to help diabetes. Indeed, type 2 diabetes is improved or even reversed soon after these operations and well before significant weight loss occurs. Two hypotheses have been proposed to explain the… CONTINUE READING
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