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Diabetes Remission Following Weight Loss Surgery

by Wochit 03 August 2018
Diabetes Remission Following Weight Loss Surgery

Researchers have discovered why some patients' type 2 diabetes goes into remission following aggressive weight loss. According to UPI, the researchers found improved functioning of pancreatic beta cells helps type 2 diabetics control or even eliminate the disease entirely. Researchers at Newcastle University in England found that 46 percent of individuals with type 2 diabetes no longer were diabetic on a year later if they underwent intensive weight loss. Their new findings, which were published Thursday in the journal Cell Metabolism, challenge the previous belief that beta-cell function is irreversibly lost in type 2 diabetes patients.

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