A sweet spot for the bariatric surgeon.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

While gastric bypass surgery remains popular as the only treatment for morbid obesity with curative potential, the molecular mechanisms underpinning its immediate metabolic benefits remain unclear. New work in this issue (Troy et al., 2008) suggests intestinal glucose production sensed by afferent nerve fibers surrounding the portal vein may be key.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Perez-Tilve, D; D'Alessio, DA; Tschöp, MH

Published Date

  • September 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 177 - 179

PubMed ID

  • 18762016

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1932-7420

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cmet.2008.08.012


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States