Diabetes may serve as better marker than BMI for weight-loss procedure

10/17/2013 | HealthDay News

Age and type 2 diabetes diagnosis were the most significant predictors of a patient's 10-year death risk, while BMI appeared to be the least significant marker, a study indicated. The findings indicate that diabetes may be a more important factor in deciding which patients should undergo weight-loss surgery, researchers wrote in JAMA Surgery.

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