In a recent edition of the American Diabetes Association Magazine, Diabetes Forecast, a study from The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology was discussed. This study looked at 2,167 overweight and obese adults who had undergone bariatric surgery. These individuals were studied over the next seven years following their surgery. During those seven years, only 4.3% of subjects developed type 2 diabetes. This is compared with 16.2% of similar adults who had not undergone surgical weight loss. Therefore, the individuals who had undergone surgical weight loss had an 80% lower risk of developing diabetes.
Overall, weight loss surgery dramatically decreases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes among overweight and obese adults.
Information from the following:
Diabetes Forecast-March/April 2015
The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology-November 3, 2014
Katherine Horner, MS, RD, LD, NASM-CPT, CES
Surgical Weight Loss Dietitian & Exercise Specialist
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