There’s some exciting new research about the gastric bypass procedure. Gastric bypass seems to be able to stop damage to the pancreas, reversing the cause of diabetes in many patients, as well as alleviating the symptoms, Cleveland Clinic researchers recently reported in the journal Diabetes Care.
A study of two popular bariatric surgery procedures—Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and gastric banding—found that both had very good weight loss outcomes at 6 years after surgery. Weight loss was faster, greater and remained “significantly better” six years after gastric bypass compared with patients who received a gastric band, according to the researchers. However, patients with