Studies: Weight loss surgery can cure diabetes

June 23, 2011 7:01:52 PM PDT
There's more evidence that weight loss surgery can cure diabetes in many obese patients.

Researchers looked at nine studies of diabetics who had the surgery.

83% who had gastric bypass procedures could stop taking diabetes medications. So could 62% of those who had gastric banding.

Those outcomes are far better than conventional treatment methods.

The report was published in the Archives of Surgery journal.