Myth: Weight loss is less effective in managing diabetes than diabetic treatments.
Truth: This is false. According to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine, bariatric surgery, known as weight-loss surgery, has been effective in controlling glycemic levels, reducing cardiovascular risk and improving a patient’s quality of life. Specifically, five years post-surgery, individuals in the surgery group illustrated improvements in quality of life, reduction in weight, triglyceride levels, cholesterol levels, and insulin dependency.
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