Healthline - How Does Gastric Bypass Surgery Cure Type Two Diabetes?

 – July 29, 2013  –– 

A study published in the journal Science, states that after gastric bypass the intestine becomes the most important tissue for glucose use and this decreases blood sugar levels. Doctors are hopeful they can find a way to mimic the processes that lead to improvements for type two diabetics after gastric bypass without actually doing the surgery. Charles Mobbs, PhD, a Professor of Neuroscience, Endocrinology, and Geriatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, said the new study may make the medical community more willing to approve gastric bypass surgery to treat diabetes, independent of a patient's body weight.
-Dr. Charles Mobbs, Professor, Neuroscience, Endocrinology, and Geriatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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