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Gastric Bypass Can Help Treat Diabetes, But There Are Risks

According to Reuters, a study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology has found that type 2 diabetes patients have better control over their diabetes two years after having gastric bypass surgery, but they also had a higher risk for infections and bone fractures. After two years, study participants who had the surgery achieved lower HbA1c and lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and lower blood pressure, all signs indicative of improved diabetes control. However, those who underwent the procedure also experienced significantly more serious falls and bone fractures than the others. Researchers say this can be due to reduced bone strength because of lower levels of calcium absorption from food.

Read the article published by Reuters.

Read the study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.