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J Biomed Res. 2015 Apr;29(2):105-11. doi: 10.7555/JBR.29.20140127. Epub 2015 Mar 3.

Metabolic bariatric surgery and type 2 diabetes mellitus: an endocrinologist's perspective.

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The Obesity & Metabolic Unit, Department of Endocrinology, LIFE Centre, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore.


Traditional treatment of T2DM consisting of modification of diet, an exercise regimen, and pharmacotherapy has problems of poor lifestyle modifications and fail tend of treatment over time, now bariatric surgery is recommended for treatment of obese patients with T2DM because its great improvements on weight loss and metabolic. In this article, effects of bariatric surgery on diabetes and diabetes-related complications are reviewed.


diabetes remission; metabolic bariatric surgery; type 2 diabetes mellitus

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