Bariatric patients face lower cancer risks

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Obesity has linked to increased cancer risk. A recent meta-analytic study, published in the journal Obesity Surgery, indicates that patients that underwent bariatric surgery for weight loss may have a lower risk of developing cancer than other obese patients. The study examined data from 54,000 respondents, drawn from studies that met research parameters that included having a cancer diagnosis following bariatric surgery and a body mass index (BMI) equal to or greater than 35 kg/m2. Two reviewers collected data independently and a third reviewer reviewed the material for criteria completeness. This study follows other research that indicates various beneficial effects from bariatric surgery, such as diabetes improvement or remission.

The cancer risk for bariatric patients was found to be comparable to the general non-obese population. The prevalence of adult obesity has risen dramatically in the United States, from approximately 13% of individuals being categorized as obese in 1960 to 36% in 2009.

Bariatric patients face lower cancer risks
Bariatric patients face lower cancer risks
A new study published in the journal Obesity Surgery indicates that bariatric patients benefit from a significantly decreased risk of cancer compared to other obese patients. Well known for performing weight loss surgery at Marina Del Rey Hospital, his offices in Beverly Hills, and throughout Southern California, Dr. Feiz has also been ahead of the curve when it comes to understanding the full health impacts of bariatric procedures.
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