Newswise — Chevy Chase, MD (March 28, 2012)— Caroline Apovian, MD, a leading obesity medicine specialist specializing in medical treatments for obesity and monitoring type 2 diabetes, can provide insight into recent research suggesting that weight loss surgery may reverse type 2 diabetes.

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that in obese patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes, 12 months of medical therapy plus bariatric surgery achieved glycemic control in significantly more patients than medical therapy alone.

Can weight loss surgery reverse type 2 diabetes?Do these study results suggest there may be hope for a cure for type 2 diabetes?

Dr. Apovian, professor of medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine and director of the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management at Boston Medical Center, is available to offer comment on this study and its impact regarding future treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes. WHO: Dr. Caroline Apovian Representative of The Endocrine Society Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine Director, Center for Nutrition and Weight Management, Boston Medical Center WHAT: Dr. Apovian, a leading obesity medicine specialist, is available to discuss weight loss surgery and diabetes.

CONTACT: To schedule an interview with Dr. Apovian, please contact Aaron Lohr at alohr@endo-society.org or 240-482-1380.

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