New studies suggest strong benefits about a specific type of gastric bypass surgery and its ability to curb type 2 diabetes. The gastric bypass surgery evaluated includes a duodenum exclusion, and it has shown to be more beneficial than a sleeve gastrectomy surgery that does not include a duodenum exclusion.
The findings were published in the Archives of Surgery.
For the study, 60 patients considered to be moderately obese were analyzed by researchers. Half of the patients (30) had all had a bypass surgery with duodenum exclusion, and the other 30 individuals had previously experienced a sleeve gastrectomy surgery.
Researchers were trying to determine which surgery, if either, greater reduces the recurrence of type 2 diabetes.
The study found that more than 90 percent of patients receiving the bypass surgery experienced type 2 diabetes remission and less than 50 percent from the sleeve gastrectomy group did.
Experts explain that the duodenum exclusion may be an effective treatment method at preventing and eliminating type 2 diabetes, but additional research needs to be conducted on the matter.