CBS Article : Weight loss surgery cause type-2 remission. - truth or BS ?

PRP
By PRP Latest Reply 2012-03-28 09:34:41 -0500
Started 2012-03-27 11:13:55 -0500

I am reading this article

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504803_162-574040...

on CBS that says that a study found weight loss surgery has caused type-2 remission. I just could not believe it. All my knowledge screams BS. I am still reading and researching this. Has anybody else had heard of the study or think the study is valid or is this just a theory from nut job?

PRP


2 replies

Gabby
GabbyPA 2012-03-28 09:34:41 -0500 Report

There are many antictodtical cases of where diabetes symptoms go away after a gastric bypass surgery. http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions?query=gastric+bypass

When you so greatly reduce the amount of food going in, it stands to reason. As well as the weight loss helping reduce the insulin resistance that often comes with it. Diabetes is very complicated and claiming a "cure" is not appropriate for them, but promising improvement for the patient in many levels is always a good thing.

However, I also know that once you start messing with the intestines and moving things around in there, there is a bevy of things that can go wrong. Our bodies are put together in a certain way for certain reasons. It is a little bit scary for me to think on, but if it works then it should be researched more.

PRP
PRP 2012-03-27 11:40:45 -0500 Report

This looks to be unconfirmed. They do not site any references or link to the actual study. they don't even know how or why this happened. This is the quote from the article

How does it work? Dr. Rubino says that researchers don't fully understand the process at work, but he says the diabetics' remission is independent of the weight loss from their surgeries.

"We found that the change in the anatomy of the stomach and intestines can improve diabetes directly," says Rubino. "The stomach and intestine are not just there for absorption of nutrience. They also serve as an endocrine organ and make dozens of hormones. Those hormones are directly relevant to the regulation of the body's insulin."

Don't know if I would believe this coming from popular TV like CBS who seem to get most of their diabetes related stuff mostly if not completely wrong

-PRP

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