On May 7, Michigan Medicine's Health Lab covered recent research by a team led by Postdoctoral Fellow Evan Reynolds, PhD, and Eva L Feldman MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology Brian Callaghan, MD, MS, finding evidence that bariatric surgery slows the progression and even reverses complications of diabetes.
The next Wednesday, HealthDay covered the research which has since been picked up by a number of regional and national media outlets, including WebMD and U.S. News & World Report.
The HealthDay article:
Weight-Loss Surgery Might Reverse the Nerve Damage That Diabetes Brings
-by Alan Mozes
- Weight-loss surgery improves markers for diabetes as well as its complications, including nerve damage
- Surgical patients who were followed for two years lost more than 66 pounds on average and reported less pain from peripheral neuropathy
- Researchers surmise that the surgery triggered damaged nerves to regenerate
WEDNESDAY, April 12, 2023 (HealthDay News) --While the immediate goal of bariatric surgery is to help obese patients shed significant weight, new research shows it may also reduce diabetes complications, including nerve damage. Investigators followed 127 weight-loss surgery patients for two years. They found the surgery led to a sustained drop in previously high blood sugar (glucose) levels as well as in levels of certain lipids (fats).
But the procedure was also linked to a marked improvement of peripheral neuropathy, a condition that undermines nerve fiber density throughout the body. It can cause weakness, numbness and pain, often in the hands and feet...
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