NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Vanderbilt University researchers have received a $1.2 million grant to investigate the cellular, molecular, and genetic factors involved in metabolic and hormonal changes that are caused by bariatric surgery.

The Vanderbilt team received the National Institutes of Health funding to discover the causes for the "many metabolic and hormonal changes" that are the result of bariatric surgery, commonly used for treating obesity and type 2 diabetes, Vanderbilt said late last week.

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