Real-world benefits of bariatric surgery quantified

The findings could be useful for counselling patients with obesity, the researchers say

Bariatric surgery is associated with a 50% fall in cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality and a 38% reduction in all-cause mortality over nearly five years’ follow-up, a population-based study shows.

Surgeon and instruments

Furthermore, the procedure is associated with reduced incidence of obesity-related diseases such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidaemia and ischaemic heart disease by between 54% and 67%, depending on the condition, the authors say.

The findings could be useful for clinicians when discussing potential surgery with patients, they

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