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Changes in Lipid Profile of Obese Patients following Bariatric Surgery (video)

In-depth, multi-study analysis characterizes role of contemporary bariatric surgery procedures in benefiting serum lipids. Fifty years after the first reported partial-ileal bypass, metabolic surgery has an established role in achieving weight loss and reducing cardiovascular death in obese patients. Scientists have now demonstrated that it can significantly benefit the lipid profiles of these patients a […]

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Surviving Bariatric Surgery

An Uncommon Option for Surviving Bariatric Surgery: Regaining Weight! In November 2011, a 32-year-old woman was admitted to the intensive care unit for acute respiratory failure. She had felt well consistently until February (including 2 pregnancies), when she underwent a noncomplicated sleeve gastrectomy for obesity (body mass index, 47 kg/m2). Her weight gain, unrelated to […]

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Body Weight, Insulin Resistance, and Serum Adipokine Levels 2 Years after 2 Types of Bariatric Surgery

Clinically severe obesity is associated with premature death and disability from heart disease and cancer. Gastric bypass surgery is an effective tool to induce sustained weight loss and normalization of metabolic parameters. Abstract Objective Bariatric surgery reverses obesity-related comorbidities, including type 2 diabetes mellitus. Several studies have already described differences in anthropometrics and body composition […]

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Obesity Surgery and Diabetes: Does a Chance to Cut Mean a Chance to Cure?

When insulin was initially discovered by Banting and Best in 1922, it was hailed as a cure for type 1 diabetes. Given the ability of insulin to reverse ketoacidosis and severe hyperglycemia, who could doubt that the ravages of type 1 diabetes would be relegated to the archives of medical history? However, within a few […]

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Weight and Type 2 Diabetes after Bariatric Surgery: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

As the incidence of obesity-induced type 2 diabetes mellitus continues to increase worldwide, medical research indicates that surgery to reduce obesity can completely eliminate all manifestations of diabetes. Abstract Background The prevalence of obesity-induced type 2 diabetes mellitus is increasing worldwide. The objective of this review and meta-analysis is to determine the impact of bariatric […]

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