According to diabetes research, a surgical procedure in rats that mimics bariatric surgery could help to delay the onset of type 2 diabetes . Furthermore, a research team at UC David have isolated which biochemical changes could be responsible for the delay.
The research team have identified strategies to prevent and treat type 2 diabetes, and this could have a strong impact on the future of diabetes treatment . Study author Peter Havel reportedly commented: “Bariatric surgery currently is considered to be the most effective long-term treatment for human obesity and often leads to marked improvements in diabetes .”
He reportedly continued: “It has been thought that reduction of blood sugar, which indicates a reversal of type 2 diabetes, in patients following bariatric surgery was due to post-surgery weight loss . This study, however, supports the observations from a number of earlier clinical studies reporting that diabetes is often improved prior to substantial weight loss. It also suggests that endocrine changes in hormones produced by the gastrointestinal tract may contribute to the early effects of bariatric surgery, in addition to the later effects of weight loss .”

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