Lower risk of colon cancer after bariatric surgery: study
Bariatric surgery may reduce the risk of colon cancer in patients with obesity, according to findings that contradict previous research.
French researchers used national health-insurance data on more than one million patients with obesity, aged 50-75, with no history of colorectal cancer.
They compared more than 74,000 individuals who had undergone bariatric surgery (mean age 57) with more than 971,000 propensity-matched individuals who had not (mean age 63).
Mean follow-up was 5.7 years for patients who had weight-loss surgery,