EXERCISE IMPROVES INSULIN SENSITIVITY AFTER GASTRIC BYPASS SURGERY | Healios

EXERCISE IMPROVES INSULIN SENSITIVITY AFTER GASTRIC BYPASS SURGERY

Over the years, Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric bypass surgery is the most common bariatric procedure being performed. This helps in achieving sustained weight loss in the morbidly obese and increases insulin sensitivity in many organs. This results in remission of diabetes in significant percentage of patients. It also results in resolution of other obesity associated co-morbid conditions like hypertension, high cholesterol levels, obstructive sleep apnea, joint pains and infertility to name a few.

A recent study was done to compare the insulin sensitivity after gastric bypass surgery with or without exercise. It was seen that people who exercise after undergoing gastric bypass surgery showed more improved insulin sensitivity levels and better control of blood sugar levels compared to people who did not exercise.

Improvements in blood sugar levels after gastric bypass surgery occur at 2 stages. It has been shown that in the 2nd stage blood sugar control (or improvements in insulin sensitivity)occurs much better in people who are exercising.

In conclusion, exercise superimposed on bariatric surgery–induced weight loss enhances and provides additional improvements in insulin sensitivity.

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