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May 14, 2008

Surgical vs Behavioral Therapy for Weight Loss in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

JAMA. 2008;299(18):2146-2147. doi:10.1001/jama.299.18.2146-a

To the Editor: In their randomized controlled trial, Dr Dixon and colleagues1 compared adjustable gastric banding vs conventional therapy for type 2 diabetes. The authors observed that participants randomized to surgical therapy were more likely to achieve remission of type 2 diabetes compared with those who were assigned to conventional therapy. They concluded that magnitude of weight loss was the primary determinant of diabetes remission.

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