These surgeries can effectively cut liver fat in obesity and type 2 diabetes

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In a new study from the University of Oslo, researchers found sleeve gastrectomy (SG) and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) are highly effective for reducing hepatic steatosis in patients with severe obesity and type 2 diabetes, with almost complete clearance of liver fat one year after surgery.

Hepatic steatosis is an increased build-up of fat in the liver.

In the study, the team compared the one-year effects of SG and RYGB on hepatic steatosis in 100 patients with type 2 and obesity.

The researchers found that from surgery to one-year follow-up, the decline in the liver fat fraction was similar after SG and.

At one year, almost all patients had no or low-grade steatosis.

The team says RYGB and SG were both highly effective in reducing liver fat in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Both procedures stand out as appropriate treatment options to reduce the burden of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

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The study is published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. One author of the study is Kathrine Aglen Seeberg, M.D.

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