Author Affiliations: Division of Metabolism,
Endocrinology and Nutrition, Department of Medicine (Dr Cummings)
and Department of Surgery (Dr Flum), University of Washington, Seattle;
and VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle (Dr Cummings). Dr Flum is Contributing Editor, JAMA.
Approximately one-third of adults in the United States are obese,1
and largely because of this, at least as many have diabetes or prediabetes.2 With these escalating twin epidemics, the health care community has been challenged to develop novel treatment strategies.
Cummings DE, Flum DR. Gastrointestinal Surgery as a Treatment for Diabetes. JAMA. 2008;299(3):341-343. doi:10.1001/jama.299.3.341