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Surgery fights diabetes.

WEIGHT-LOSS surgery eliminates diabetic symptoms in eight out of 10 patients.

A review of more than 600 studies involving more than 135,000 people found that surgery dramatically cut the number of patients displaying obvious signs of Type 2 diabetes, or improved their condition.

Weight-loss surgery includes gastric bypass, gastric banding and stomach stapling.

However, the charity Diabetes UK warned that such procedures do not offer a "cure" for Type 2 diabetes.

In the study, patients lost an average of 38.5kg after surgery - 55.9% of their excess weight.
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Aug 28, 2009
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