Bariatric surgery halves heart attack risk

Bariatric surgery halves heart attack risk

Bariatric surgery is a procedure carried out on people who are obese. An example of this is the insertion of a gastric band

Obese people who undergo bariatric (weight loss) surgery halve their risk of suffering a heart attack, new research suggests.

Bariatric surgery is a procedure carried out on people who are obese. An example of this is the insertion of a gastric band, which reduces the size of the stomach.

UK scientists set out to assess the impact of bariatric surgery on rates of heart disease and death. They carried out a detailed analysis of 14 studies, involving over 29,000 patients who had undergone this type of surgery.

 

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