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Bypassing Medicine to Treat Diabetes

Science  25 Apr 2008:
Vol. 320, Issue 5875, pp. 438-440
DOI: 10.1126/science.320.5875.438

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Summary

By altering the gut's production of hormones, gastric bypass surgery may be able to eliminate type 2 diabetes. But scientists worry that this radical operation can also cause dangerously low blood sugar.