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Shedding pounds after going under the knife: Metabolic insights from cutting the gut

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Figure 1: Hormonal insights from bariatric surgery.


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Chandarana, K., Batterham, R. Shedding pounds after going under the knife: Metabolic insights from cutting the gut. Nat Med 18, 668–669 (2012).

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