David Cummings, MD, is one of three experts invited to comment on bariatric surgery and cardiovascular disease in Nature Medicine. In “At the heart of the benefits of bariatric surgery” Dr. Cummings discusses the influence of the surgery on weight loss, metabolic disorders, and CV disease and calls for clinical guidelines. He is professor of medicine at the VA and a member of the Diabetes and Obesity Center of Excellence. An authority on diabetes, body-weight control, and bariatric surgery, he is vice president of the International Diabetes Surgery Task Force.
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