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

10/23/2013 | DoctorsLounge.com

An analysis on the website of BMJ indicates that 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 that the rate of type 2 diabetes remission was 22 times higher in the surgery arm compared with the nonsurgical group.

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