"The new studies... are part of a push by surgeons and obesity experts to establish a role for the operations in treating diabetes, not just obesity...."
The obesity experts with their bariatric surgery are big players in the market in health care. Where will all the money be channeled? I can't help feeling very negative about surgery that simply makes it really hard to eat, but that only produces weight loss because the person is eating less, which could be done without surgery. Just eat less! That would be free. That would save money. But so many people cannot do that.