In this prospective cohort study, Aung and colleagues compared the short- and long-term outcomes of bariatric surgery with a specific focus on the rate of remission of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in 339 patients with early-onset (age <40 years) and 299 patients with late-onset (age ≥40 years) T2DM. They found that bariatric surgery may achieve better and more long-lasting glycemic control in select patients with early-onset T2DM than in those with late-onset T2DM.
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