Gastric bypass surgery boosts quality of life

An intensive weight loss program improves obese diabetic patients' physical and mental health as well as gastric bypass surgery does over two years, but surgery is better for quality of life, according to a new study.

Gastric bypass also leads to a greater reduction in problems associated with managing diabetes, according to the study presented in Chicago at a joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society: ICE/ENDO 2014.

"Patients with obesity and Type 2 diabetes should consider these long-term results when making decisions about their