Study — #Weight-Loss #Surgery Dramatically Lowers The Risk Of Early #Death; #Health #Wellness

(TIME) — Weight loss surgery dramatically lowers risk of early death, study says.

The latest research suggests that bariatric surgery can have benefits for heart health even beyond weight loss.

A team of researchers led by Dr. Ali Aminian, associate professor of surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, looked at obese patients with type 2 diabetes, who are at higher risk of heart events. Among more than 2,200 such patients who underwent any form of weight-loss surgery, heart-related events dropped by 39% over eight years of follow up and deaths from any cause declined by 41% compared to a group of more than 11,000 matched controls who did not receive any weight loss surgery.

Source: TIME, full story


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