Roux-en-Y benefits persist for 12 years: study

The benefits of gastric bypass including weight loss and type 2 diabetes remission are still evident 12 years after the procedure, a US study shows.

The prospective study compared 418 people who were severely obese and had a Roux-en-Y procedure with 738 similar patients who were either seeking surgery but declined it (largely because of lack of insurance), or had not sought surgery.

Patients with type 2 diabetes in the surgery group were between nine and 15 times more likely to go into remission than those who did not have the