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diabetesWith diabetes on the rise globally scientists are scrambling to find a cure. Type II diabetes which is a huge risk in the obese population can be cured in many patients once they lose the excess weight. After the weight loss has taken place it is not unusual for patients to have large amounts of loose and lax skin. The areas most patients are concerned with include the thighs, abdomen, and upper arms. Although these procedures can rarely be performed at the same time, the procedures would be a thighplasty, abdominoplasty, and brachioplasty. Dr. O’Toole will discuss the best options and surgical plan based on each patients unique situation and desires. For patients who still have diabetes there is hope. According toNBC being slim may not always lead to a lower risk of heart disease and diabetes, scientists said Sunday after they identified a gene linked both to having a lean body and to a higher risk of metabolic diseases.

Researchers from Britain’s Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit said that while a so-called “lean gene” was linked to having less body fat, it was also linked to an increased risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes — illnesses normally associated with being overweight.

“We’ve uncovered a truly fascinating genetic story, and when we found the effect of this gene, we were very intrigued,” said Ruth Loos, whose study was published in Nature Genetics journal.


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