Hormone action likely culprit of hypoglycemia after gastric bypass surgery

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) have discovered that blocking the action of one of the gut hormones can correct post-meal hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) in gastric bypass patients.

These findings, which are featured in the March 2014 edition of the journal Gastroenterology, are part of an ongoing effort by UC researchers to better understand glucose metabolism after weight-loss surgeries and the physiological factors leading to improvement of hyperglycemia in majority of patients with Type 2 diabetes as well as glucose abnormalities in the individuals who suffer from low sugar syndrome after gastric bypass surgery.

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