Issue Date: April 19, 2010
The Gastric Bypass Pill
Bariatric surgery is meant to help people lose weight, but it often has a far more profound effect: Doctors see many of their patients go into remission from type 2 diabetes after the intense operation.
In the aftermath of the Roux-en-Y procedure, a radical rerouting of the gut, the recovery from diabetes happens so fast that many patients can stop taking their medications by the time they leave the hospital. Researchers suspect that something far . . .
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