The long-term efficacy of bariatric surgery is not entirely clear, and weight regain and diabetes relapse are problems for some patients. Exercise is a feasible and clinically effective adjunct therapy for bariatric surgery patients. We hypothesize that exercise is also a critical factor for long term weight loss maintenance and lasting remission of type 2 diabetes.
1Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes, Florida Hospital, Orlando, FL;
2Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute at Lake Nona, FL
Address correspondence to: Bret H. Goodpaster, Ph.D., Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes, Florida Hospital | Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, 301 East Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32804, U.S.A., firstname.lastname@example.org; Office: 407.303.1305; Fax: 407.303.7199
Disclosure of funding: This study was supported by funding from the NIDDK (R01DK078192, R01DK078192-02S1, BHG), the University of Pittsburgh Clinical Translational Research Center (M01RR00056), and Obesity and Nutrition Research Center (P30DK46204).
Conflict of Interest Statement: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.