Bariatric surgery is probably the most successful means of reducing body weight (and fatness) in obese people. But Body Mass Index is not necessarily the best predictor of diabetes remission with the stomach surgery, although it has been the main criterion of eligibility for it.
Prospective study of 228 morbidly obese teens shows that two different types of bariatric surgery led to significant benefits. They included weight loss, and improved cardiometabolic levels, including blood pressure, lipids, diabetes and kidney function.
A new study claims that people who undergo weight loss surgery have higher rates of suicide attempts than those who don't. Is this really true? Maybe, maybe not. A flaw in the study makes it impossible to tell.
Weight-loss surgery has been shown to help control weight and improve metabolic parameters among obese diabetics. This new study, which produced very impressive results, shows the actual degree of improvement of various types of surgery.
It has been well established that bariatric surgery is perhaps the most effective means of reducing both body weight and comorbid conditions associated with obesity.
Obesity (defined as a BMI of 30 or more), especially extreme obesity, is known to decrease the likelihood that a woman can become pregnant. In addition, when obese women do become pregnant, they are more likely to develop gestational diabetes, and have an increased risk of large babies, early delivery, and stillbirths, and their infants are at increased risk of congenital malformations.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than a third of U.S. adults are obese. Bariatric surgery in which either an inflatable band is placed around the stomach to reduce stomach size or in which the stomach and part of the small intestine are bypassed is perhaps the most effective means of
Bariatric surgery is perhaps the most effective means of combatting obesity, and according to the Journal of the American College of Surgery, some form of that surgery was chosen by over 120,000 people in 2008. There is, however, more than one type of bariatric surgery, and until recently it wasn t clear which would be better in terms of post-operative complications, the rate of re-hospitalization, or the efficacy of different procedures.
The benefits of bariatric surgery for weight loss and remission of type 2 diabetes have been studied extensively. However, questions remain as
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We ve commented before on studies that demonstrate the benefits of bariatric surgery for weight loss and remission of type 2 diabetes. Most of these studies have not followed the participants for more than a few years, leaving open the question of whether or not these benefits are maintained. A new study, one that followed participants for 18 years, has just been published in the latest edition of JAMA.