Obesity surgery-diabetes study shows pros and cons

CHICAGO (AP) — Reversing diabetes has been shown again to be possible with obesity surgery, this time in people who weren’t severely obese.

Stomach-stapling surgery worked much better at reversing or reducing diabetes in the study than medication and lifestyle changes. But the researchers warn that serious complications should be considered.

About a third of the 60 adults who got bypass surgery developed serious problems within a year, though some cases were not clearly linked with the surgery. That’s similar to what’s been seen in previous studies. But the rate was about 6 percent for the most serious complications, including infections, intestinal blockages and bleeding. That’s slightly higher than found previously.

The study was published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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