It is a known fact that that Obesity is a precursor to a number of chronic ailments including Type 2 Diabetes. A recent study has revealed that weight loss surgery lowers the risk of Type 2 Diabetes.
Gastric bypass surgery is highly effective in treating Type 2 Diabetes. There was a dramatic reduction in the numbers of Heart Attacks and strokes related type 2 Diabetes. A recent study reveals that undergoing bariatric surgery radically reduces the risk of an obese person to develop Type 2 Diabetes.
The latest study which was published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology reveals that weight loss surgery could help in reducing the risk of having Type 2 diabetes.
As a part of the study, researchers’ evaluated 2,100 obese adults who did not have diabetes but had underwent some form of weight loss surgery. They were then compared with a same number of obese subjects who did not undergo any form of weight reduction surgery. Both the groups were followed up for seven years and it was revealed that those subjects who underwent a weight reduction surgery had 80% lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
The findings are remarkable but Dr. Jacques M Himpens of St. Pierre University Hospital in Brussels says there are holes in the research: “Unfortunately, despite best matching efforts, the patients and controls that were analyzed differed widely in terms of medical monitoring.”
The subjects who did not have weight loss surgery did not go through any type of treatment for diabetes. Hence Himpens suggests that weight loss in general without any surgery could also lead to a reduction in diabetes risk.
However it must be emphasized that the latest study once again re affirms the fact that weight loss can reduce the risk of Type 2 Diabetes. The best ways to achieve benefit needs to be investigated further.