Navigation Links
Gastric Banding Reverses Impact of Type 2 Diabetes
Date:1/22/2008

MELBOURNE, Australia, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- A new world-first study by Monash University researchers has found gastric banding surgery has a profound impact on one of society's biggest health issues -- diabetes.

The study, published today in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), found obese patients with Type 2 diabetes who underwent gastric banding were five times more likely to have their diabetes go into long term remission, compared with patients who engaged in conventional weight loss therapies, such as a controlled calorie diet and exercise.

The four-year study, which was led by Drs John Dixon and Paul O'Brien from Monash University's Centre for Obesity Research and Education (CORE), monitored 60 volunteers for two years who underwent significant weight loss of more than 10 per cent of their body weight.

Dr Dixon said of those who underwent gastric banding surgery, 73 per cent achieved remission for Type 2 diabetes, compared to just 13 percent of the people who underwent conventional therapy.

"Our study presents strong evidence that obese patients with a Body Mass Index greater than 30 with Type 2 diabetes need to lose a significant amount of weight to improve their overall health and glycemic management," Dr Dixon said.

"Our study shows that gastric banding surgery can assist those patients to achieve this -- and with sustained results.

Professor O'Brien said obesity and Type 2 diabetes were strongly linked and combine to present one of the greatest public health problems facing our community.

"We found that the amount of weight loss was a key determinant of effectiveness. Most of those losing ten per cent of their total weight had remission of the diabetes. Few who lost less did so."

Dr Dixon said the study also found patients who lost substantial weight could not only dramatically reduce their diabetes medications, but also those for controlling blood pressure and lowering blood
'/>"/>

SOURCE Monash University
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine technology :

1. Endoscopy Identified as Safe and Effective Method in Treating Common Complication of Gastric Bypass Surgery
2. Surgeons Find That Laparoscopic Banding Procedure Helps Overweight Adolescents Lose Weight and Improve Health
3. Hopkins Report: Focusing on Family Planning Lessens HIV Impact
4. Dendreon Completes Target Enrollment of 500 Patients in Phase 3 IMPACT Study of Provenge(R) For Advanced Prostate Cancer
5. VIA Pharmaceuticals Enrolls First Patient in Phase 2 Clinical Trial to Measure Impact of VIA-2291 to Reduce Vascular Inflammation
6. MacroGenics Begins Global Phase 2/3 Protege Study in Recent-onset Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
7. Sarasotas Roskamp Institute Releases Study Defining a Mechanism for Development of Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome, Forerunners of Type 2 Diabetes
8. The Heart, Diabetes, And Weight Loss Centers of New York Introduce the New Science of Metabolic Diagnosis and Weight Management
9. Isis Initiates Phase 1 Study of ISIS 325568 Targeting Glucagon Receptor to Treat Type 2 Diabetes
10. Diabetes Research Institute Invention Promotes Growth of Stem Cells into Insulin-Producing Cells
11. Cleveland Clinic Study Shows the Diabetes Drug Pioglitazone Reduces Risk of Death, Heart Attack and Stroke, but Increases Risk of Heart Failure
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/11/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets  has announced ... 2014-2018" report to their offering. ... is a hollow needle commonly used with a syringe ... extract fluids from it. A hypodermic needle is used ... that cannot be ingested. Hypodermic needles are broadly classified ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... -- On Thursday, July 10, 2014, ... Jones Industrial Average finished the day 0.42% lower at 16,915.07, ... losses were broad based as eight out of ten sectors ... Sector Index ended the day at 711.88, down 0.02%, while ... Investor-Edge has initiated coverage on the following equities: Covidien PLC ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... , July 11, 2014  Veran Medical ... announced today the positive, cost-effective final results ... SPiNPerc™ procedure. The SPiNPerc endobronchial percutaneous biopsy ... percutaneous approach to biopsy when a traditional ... and physicians experience positive financial outcomes when ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Hypodermic Needles Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Becton, Dickinson and Co, Covidien, Retractable Technologies and Terumo Corp. 2Global Hypodermic Needles Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Becton, Dickinson and Co, Covidien, Retractable Technologies and Terumo Corp. 3Health Care Equipment Equities Movers and Shakers -- Research on Covidien, Baxter, DexCom, and Boston Scientific 2Health Care Equipment Equities Movers and Shakers -- Research on Covidien, Baxter, DexCom, and Boston Scientific 3Health Care Equipment Equities Movers and Shakers -- Research on Covidien, Baxter, DexCom, and Boston Scientific 4Veran Medical Publishes Lung Cancer Patient Management Study 2
... OAK BROOK, Ill. , July 12 The University ... agreement to Ascent, a leader in health care resource sustainability. The agreement, ... 1, 2010 . Under the contract, Ascent will offer single-use device (SUD) ... , , , ...
... July 12 ( http://www.myprgenie.com ) -- Medrium, Inc., one ... announced it has signed a partnership agreement with RelayHealth to use ... LabCorp and to provide LabCorp results to physicians utilizing the Medrium ... , ...
Cached Medicine Technology:University HealthSystem Consortium Awards Single-Source Agreement to Ascent for Medical Device Reprocessing Services 2University HealthSystem Consortium Awards Single-Source Agreement to Ascent for Medical Device Reprocessing Services 3Medrium Partners With RelayHealth 2Medrium Partners With RelayHealth 3
(Date:7/13/2014)... Recently, iFitDress.com, one of the most famous ... collection of brown evening dresses for worldwide ... at discounted prices, up to 50% off. , ... they are carefully made according to most fashionable styles. ... also offers pretty accessories: wedding shoes, dancing shoes, sandals, ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... variations in the quality of care are the most ... varies widely between regions within Europe, according to the ... date, published in The Lancet Oncology . , ... cancers of the blood has increased over the past ... targeted drugs in the early 2000s such as rituximab ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... research in Nature Genetics identifies a ... that causes eosinophillic esophagitis (EoE), opening up potential ... food allergy. , EoE is a chronic ... triggered by allergic hypersensitivity to certain foods and ... cells called eosinophils (part of the body,s immune ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 Victorian Hotel ... by promoting the rental of bikes for its "Cycle ... downtown Victorian Hotel to tour the area using a ... tax. Bicycle enthusiasts love to call Vancouver home, as ... for cycle travel and picturesque journeys through the countryside. ...
(Date:7/13/2014)... 2014 Advanced boilers are preferred ... amount of fossil fuels, produce high-capacity power, emit ... increased global warming and climate change concerns, many ... harmful gas emissions and pollutants coming from fossilfuel-based ... the global advance boilers market., The global power ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:2014 Brown Evening Dresses Added To iFitDress.com 2Health News:The Lancet Oncology: Differences in treatment likely to be behind differing survival rates for blood cancers between regions within Europe 2Health News:The Lancet Oncology: Differences in treatment likely to be behind differing survival rates for blood cancers between regions within Europe 3Health News:Study finds cause of mysterious food allergy, suggests new treatment strategy 2Health News:Study finds cause of mysterious food allergy, suggests new treatment strategy 3Health News:Victorian Hotel Creates Excitement by Adding "Cycle the City" Bike Rentals for Its Vancouver Hotel Rooms 2Health News:North America Advanced Boilers Market is Expected to Reach $518.7billion by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:North America Advanced Boilers Market is Expected to Reach $518.7billion by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3
... Brain Center America,s New Neuroactive Exercise Bike Trains the Body and Brain ... ... Fitness centers are entering the next lap of their evolution with the ... body and the brain as a joint fitness program , Stephane Bergeron, ...
... Holdings Inc.,(OTC Bulletin Board: CLXS), a leading developer ... that their life science research,portal http://www.BiomedExperts.com ... in December has exploded to over 60,000 per ... , (Logo: ...
... Inc., the nation,s largest independent behavioral health care ... an agreement with CareIntegra to provide enhanced integrated ... product offerings. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090106/PH55551LOGO ... ValueOptions(R) will collaborate to develop and conduct a ...
... TV Teacher, LLC(TM) announces the,donation of their video-modeling programs ... Bronx, and Staten Island. , ... Ellis, a mother struggling to help her frustrated five-year-old ... an unsuccessful two years of,"traditional" therapy, she realized she ...
... Pharmaceutical,Inc. (Nasdaq: BMRN ) today announced that ... company update at the 27th,Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference ... a.m. PT. , Interested parties ... call,via the investor section of the BioMarin website, ...
... Jan. 7 Atlanta-based Billian Publishing, Inc.,owners of ... , (Logo: ... Porter Research was founded in 1989 just as ... of accelerated innovation. Since then, new,and established companies ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Neuroactive Bike: America's First And Only Mind-Body Fitness Equipment Used For The Ultimate Brain Fitness Gym Program Launched This Month At Lady Of America Fitness Center 2Health News:Neuroactive Bike: America's First And Only Mind-Body Fitness Equipment Used For The Ultimate Brain Fitness Gym Program Launched This Month At Lady Of America Fitness Center 3Health News:Neuroactive Bike: America's First And Only Mind-Body Fitness Equipment Used For The Ultimate Brain Fitness Gym Program Launched This Month At Lady Of America Fitness Center 4Health News:Collexis BiomedExperts Hits 80,000 Registered Users Within the First Year! 2Health News:Collexis BiomedExperts Hits 80,000 Registered Users Within the First Year! 3Health News:ValueOptions(R) Enters Agreement with CareIntegra to Provide Integrated Health Services 2Health News:New York Schools Receive Program for Children with Autism 2Health News:BioMarin to Present at the 27th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference 2Health News:Billian Publishing, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Porter Research 2
CRP Liquid Conrtols level 3...
Therapeutic Drug Calibrator Series...
The IRN method used on the Dimension clinical chemistry system is an in vitro diagnostic test intended for the quantitative determination of iron in serum....
The AST method used on the Dimension clinical chemistry system is an in vitro diagnostic test intended for the quantitative determination of aspartate aminotransferase activity in serum or plasma...
Medicine Products: