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Patients with preexisting diabetes benefit less from bariatric surgery

Key clinical point: People with diabetes may benefit less from bariatric surgery, compared with those without the disease.

Major finding: Patients without diabetes had a 1.5-times higher chance of achieving a BMI under 30 kg/m2 after gastric bypass.

Study details: Retrospective analysis of long-term follow-up data from patients receiving gastric bypass (n = 380) or sleeve gastrectomy (n = 334).

Disclosures: The authors reported no outside sources of funding and no conflicts of interest.


Luo Y et al. ENDO 2020, Abstract 590.