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The cutting edge in diabetes treatment—is weight-loss surgery an effective therapeutic strategy?

Nature Clinical Practice Endocrinology & Metabolism volume 4, pages 438439 (2008) | Download Citation

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  1. LM Kaplan is the Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center and NN Ahmad is a Clinical and Research Fellow in Obesity Medicine and Nutrition at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.

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Lee M Kaplan has declared associations with the following companies: GI Dynamics (grant/research support), Johnson & Johnson (consultant) and Merck Research Laboratories (grant/research support).

Nadia N Ahmad declared no competing interests.

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