Bariatric Surgery for Morbid Obesity-A Cure for Metabolic Syndrome?

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At present there is no single medication that targets the metabolic syndrome directly. Bariatric surgery, a treatment option for morbidly obese individuals who fail medical therapy, has been shown to be very effective in treating multiple aspects of the metabolic syndrome. The decrease in insulin resistance is because of significant weight loss and by enhancing secretion of gut hormones such as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1255-1271
Number of pages17
JournalMedical Clinics of North America
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2007


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