Studies Show that Weight Loss Surgery May be Effective Against Diabetes

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In a recent study weight loss surgery was shown to be effective for patients struggling with diabetes.

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In two clinical trials, patients showed sharp improvement in blood sugar control and many were able to stop their medications when they received weight loss surgery.

In recent studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers at the Cleveland Clinic and Harvard University found that weight loss surgery was shown to be effective for patients struggling with diabetes. In two clinical trials, patients showed sharp improvement in blood sugar control and many were able to stop their medications when they received weight loss surgery. In these two trials the weight-loss surgery brought about dramatically greater improvement of blood sugar control in obese diabetics than in standard diabetes care.

Studies further found that even in extremely supervised regimens of diet, exercise and medications, these approaches failed to bring blood sugar under control after a year or more. In contrast, two teams of researchers — one in Italy, the other in the United States — reported that surgical procedures to reduce the size and sometimes the placement of the stomach often allowed subjects to discontinue diabetes medications within weeks.

“Weight loss surgery is considered a treatment for those who are struggling with diabetes,” says Dr. Mazin Al Hakeem, “studies show us that while weight loss surgery cannot reverse complications from diabetes, it can and is being successfully used as a method for preventing effects of the disease from taking hold in the first place, so it should be considered as a valid treatment option.”

The Advanced Surgical Institute, located in Huntington Beach, California, is one of Southern California’s most well-known and respected health care facilities. The Institute offers cosmetic, spinal and weight loss surgery through its surgery center in Huntington Beach and its consultation centers in Pasadena and Beverly Hills. Among other services, the Institute’s cosmetic surgical options include breast enhancement, liposuction, mommy makeovers and rhinoplasty. Also, its weight loss surgery options include lap band, beltplasty (body lift), gastric bypass, vertical sleeve gastrectomy, standard sleeve gastrectomy, spider sleeve gastrectomy, longitudinal sleeve gastrectomy, gastric restrictive surgery procedures. For more information log to http://www.plasticsurgeryinstituteofcalifornia.com or call (714) 969-2520.

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