Weight loss surgery reduces diabetes risk
Weight loss surgery can dramatically reduce the odds of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a major study.
Doctors followed nearly 5,000 people as part of a trial to assess the health impact of the procedure.
The results, published in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology journal, showed an 80% reduction in type 2 diabetes in those having surgery.
The UK NHS is considering offering the procedure to tens of thousands of people to prevent diabetes.
Obesity and type 2 diabetes are closely tied - the bigger someone is, the greater the risk of the condition.
The inability to control blood sugar levels can result in blindness, amputations and nerve damage.
Around a tenth of NHS budgets are spent on managing the condition.
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