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Surgery better able to reverse diabetes than diet and exercise, study shows

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There's more evidence that "bariatric surgery" works much better than dieting and exercise to reverse Type 2 diabetes in people with mild-to-moderate obesity. Researchers compared a group of patients who had stomach-stapling surgery with another group enrolled in a nutrition and exercise program. After one year, 60 percent of the surgery group had complete remission of their diabetes.