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Bypass’s Big Boon

Scientists spot key players in surgery’s surprising ability to reverse diabetes

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11:40am, August 26, 2011

Just in time to combat the obesity epidemic sweeping the United States, a surgery called gastric bypass is riding a host of molecular and clinical findings to emerge as the preferred operation for severely overweight people. There is no shortage of patients; fully one-third of U.S. adults are now obese.

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