Exercise and Fitness

Jazmine Raygoza, 17 looks at a model of a stomach with a Lap-Band attached before her "first fill" at Rose Medical Center in Denver

Gastric bypass helps treat diabetes, but has risks

Reuters By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - Two years after surgery, people who have had gastric bypass have better control of their type 2 diabetes than people who did not, but also had higher risk of infections and bone fractures, according to a new international study. “Some doctors had thought that gastric bypass could cure diabetes, but that did not happen for most of our patients,” said co…

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