Bariatric Surgery: The Risks And Benefits

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Valerie Winestock, received bariatric surgery for type 2 diabetes
Rob Stein, science correspondent, NPR
Dr. Phillip Schauer, director of the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute

Two studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine show that bariatric surgery may treat, or even reverse, the effects of type 2 diabetes in overweight and obese patients with high blood sugar levels. Some fear that the risks of the operation overshadow the rewards.

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