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Monday, April 25, 2005

WLS Patients have lower diabetes risk

As reported in FIRST 5/2/05

“Overweight individuals who undergo weight loss surgery have lower diabetes risk, we hear from Claude Bouchard, Ph. D., of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He compared WLS patients to similar-size dieters receiving nutrition an exercise advice. Only 7 percent of the surgery group developed diabetes after 10 years, compared with 24 percent of the dieters. Lasting weight loss explains the benefit: Gastric bypass patients weighed 16.1 percent less, even 10 years after their procedures.”

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