Diabetics May Not Lose as Much With Gastric Bypass - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/1/08

Diabetics May Not Lose as Much With Gastric Bypass

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Gastric bypass has helped thousands of people effectively lose weight, but a new study finds that diabetics who undergo the surgery are less likely to see good results.  Researchers at the University of San Francisco studied over 300 gastric bypass patients a year after their procedure.  They found patients with diabetes were unable to lose more than 40% of their excess body weight. 

Researchers believe the medications diabetics take like insulin actually stimulate the body's production of fat and cholesterol.  They say changes in the use of these medications could give diabetics a better chance to achieve better weight loss results after gastric bypass.

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