ECU Grant for Gastric Bypass

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the U.S. with 40 million people classified as obese. That's why more and more people are opting for gastric bypass surgery.

Besides losing weight, Brody School of Medicine researcher Dr. Walter Pories says many people suffering from type two diabetes end up in full remission after the weight reduction surgery.

Now, ECU has been awarded a $491,000 grant from Johnson and Johnson to study the correlation.