June 19, 2014

Weight-loss Surgery: Get Thinner and Fight Cancer

The journal Obesity Surgery reports that bariatric surgery may do more than lower the risk of heart problems and improve type 2 diabetes in obese patients.

A study of more than 54,000 people looked at cancer rates after surgery and found that before surgery obese individual has double the risk of cancer rates than the normal weight individuals.  After surgery, the rate went back to the same as normal weight individuals.

Source:  Obes Surg, 2014:doi:10,1007

Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc.,
Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics
(661) 325-1275 | www.drtupac.com
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