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Gastric banding plus usual care improves overweight, type 2 diabetes

Gastric banding plus usual care improves overweight, type 2 diabetes
February 22, 2017

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding combined with usual medical care was more effective than medical care alone in people with overweight and type 2 diabetes for improvements in diabetes, HbA1c and weight loss, according to data.

“Regardless of the degree of obesity, weight loss is an incredibly powerful diabetes treatment,” John M. Wentworth, MBBS, PhD, FRACP, of the Centre for Obesity Research and Education at Monash University in Australia, told Endocrine Today. “Our study shows dramatic glycemic and quality of life benefits from weight loss that are commensurate with those observed in obese cohorts.”

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