Extra! Korea

August 4, 2009

Korean doctors claim to have cured a diabetic woman

Filed under: health, science — extrakorea @ 11:08 am

A group of South Korean doctors at Inha University Hospital claim to have cured a non-obese diabetic woman in her fifties by removing part of her small intestine, including her duodenum.
They plan to publish the results in medical journals.

1 Comment »

  1. Actually, it’s been done before…An Italian surgeon named Francesco Rubino did the discovery after being puzzled by the fact that most of the diabetics who undergo gastric bypass surgery are cured.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/04/17/60minutes/main4023451_page2.shtml?tag=contentMain;contentBody

    Comment by Teadrinker — August 6, 2009 @ 11:07 am


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