1. Weight-loss surgery goes long way in cutting diabetes, heart risk

Weight-loss surgery goes long way in cutting diabetes, heart risk

A new study has associated bariatric surgery with long-term weight loss and health risk reductions.

By: | Published: December 23, 2015 9:41 AM

A new study has associated bariatric surgery with long-term weight loss and health risk reductions.

Bariatric surgery delivered in routine clinical practice in the UK is associated with a substantial initial weight loss that is sustained for at least four years after surgery, according to the study.

The longitudinal study also shows that bariatric surgery is associated with improvements in pre-existing type 2 diabetes and hypertension and with a reduced risk of the onset of several obesity-related co-morbidities.

The researchers came to their results by analyzing data from the United Kingdom Clinical Practice Research Datalink, a government database containing anonymized information from roughly 8 percent of the UK population. With the data, they compared 3,882 bariatric surgery patients to 3,882 obese patients who didn’t have the surgery.

These results suggest that widening the availability of bariatric surgery in the UK could provide substantial health benefits for people who are very obese.

The authors estimate that, assuming these associations are causal, broader use of bariatric surgery in the UK over four years could prevent or resolve roughly 93,000 cases of hypertension and 149,000 cases of type 2 diabetes.

The study is published in PLOS Medicine.

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    Rebecca Torres
    Dec 23, 2015 at 2:01 pm
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      Rebecca Torres
      Dec 23, 2015 at 2:01 pm
      I just wanted to share my good news, I was diagnosed with Type 2 in September this year, my HbA1c was 91 - so pretty high. I was lucky enough to find this a good method the same day I was diagnosed so immediately went onto a low carb (under 50g a day) and very low calorie (under 800 Cals a day) . Today I got my 3 month blood results and my HbA1c is down to 35! I am so relieved and its made the last few months of major dietary change worth it. My csterol has dropped from 6.2 to 3.6 and my blood pressure has gone from 160/100 to normal levels and I've lost over three stone in weight. If you want to know what's the method, Get here: mydiabeteswar/successful-diabetes-treatment-story/
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