Bariatric surgery not just for the obese with type 2 diabetes

Gastric banding should be considered as a treatment option for people with type 2 diabetes who are overweight, and not just the obese, Monash University researchers say.

In the first randomised trial of bariatric surgery in people who are overweight (BMI 25-29), researchers found that the weight loss surgery produced impressive effects on glycaemia similar to those seen in obese patients.

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