Review links weight-loss surgery to better outcomes in obese patients

10/23/2013 | DoctorsLounge.com

An analysis in BMJ showed obese individuals who underwent weight-loss surgery had lower rates of metabolic syndrome and attained greater reductions in body weight compared with those who used nonsurgical options such as dietary changes and exercise. Researchers also found the rate of type 2 diabetes remission was 22 times higher in the surgery arm than in the nonsurgical group.

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