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Weight-loss: Repeat treatments with GI Dynamics' EndoBarrier may extend benefits

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 12:37pm
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Patients re-implanted with GI Dynamics' EndoBarrier weight-loss device experience additional weight-loss and extended improvements in body mass levels and health factors associated with diabetes, according to a new study.

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Patients who were re-implanted with GI Dynamics (ASX:GID) EndoBarrier intestinal liner experienced extended weight-loss and diabetes-risk improvements without additional complications, according to a new study.

A group of 19 patients who had previously undergone 1 year of EndoBarrier treatment underwent re-implantation, 14 of them for another 1-year period.

The patients lost more weight, lowered their body mass index ratings, reduced triglyceride levels and saw decreased levels of fasting blood glucose, a key blood sugar measure used to diagnose diabetes, according to a press release.

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