Gastric mucosal devitalization is safe and effective in reducing body weight and visceral adiposity in a porcine model

Post written by Vivek Kumbhari, MD, from the Department of Medicine and Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. The metabolic improvements seen in bariatric surgery are out of proportion to what one would expect from weight loss alone. The underlying mechanisms that result in these changes are largely …

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Gastric mucosal devitalization reduces adiposity and improves lipid and glucose metabolism

Post written by Vivek Kumbhari, MD, from the Department of Medicine and Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Gastric mucosal devitalization (GMD) rats had a lower body weight and reduced intrabdominal adiposity compared with sham surgery rats. The morphologic findings at 8 weeks postoperative were compared with those …

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