New clues to bariatric surgery's benefits

Bariatric surgery to treat obesity can also be effective against type 2 diabetes, but it is unclear how such surgical procedures improve glucose metabolism. A new study in rats suggests that nutrient sensing in the jejunum contributes to the antidiabetic effects of duodenal-jejeunal bypass (pages 950–955).

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Figure 1: Three gastric surgical procedures with beneficial effects on diabetes.

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Sarruf, D., Bonner-Weir, S. & Schwartz, M. New clues to bariatric surgery's benefits. Nat Med 18, 860–861 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1038/nm.2801

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