Two groups. One with surgery. One without. Surgery group lost an average of 46 lbs over the 2 year study. The control group lost an average of 3! It is a surprise that the group who lost the most weight had higher incidences of diabetes remission? NO.
I know obesity surgeries force a life change in the subjects. But there’s also plenty of evidence to show that people learn to eat around those changes and still be overweight. Is overweight more healthy than obese? Yes. I just don’t think this is a realistic treatment. Yes it’s hard to lose weight. Yes it’s harder probably to change your life to be healthy. And harder still to keep it off (trust me I know, even though I’ve done a fairly decent job of it). But learning those skills HAS to be better than surgery right?