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Type 2 diabetes mellitus in 2013

A central role of the gut in glucose homeostasis

Nature Reviews Endocrinology volume 10, pages 7374 (2014) | Download Citation

Metabolic surgery has been proven to be effective in inducing remission of type 2 diabetes mellitus prior to any significant weight reduction. Studies in 2013 have investigated the mechanisms of action of these procedures and have highlighted a central role of the small intestine in the effects on glucose homeostasis.

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  1. Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University of Rome, Largo A. Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy.

    • Geltrude Mingrone
  2. Department of Surgery, Università La Sapienza, Viale Regina Elena 324, 00195 Rome, Italy.

    • Lidia Castagneto-Gissey


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