NEJM: Ten Years After Gastric Bypass
Posted by Clark Venable on 12/29/2004
Too bad it's not free full text, but the NEJM has published a study showing that bariatric surgery results can be good:
" "Two- and 10-year rates of recovery from diabetes, hypertriglyceridemia, low levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, hypertension, and hyperuricemia were more favorable in the surgery group than in the control group, whereas recovery from hypercholesterolemia did not differ between the groups. The surgery group had lower 2- and 10-year incidence rates of diabetes, hypertriglyceridemia, and hyperuricemia than the control group; differences between the groups in the incidence of hypercholesterolemia and hypertension were undetectable." "
Here's a nice graph of the weight loss over the course of the ten year follow up:
The same issue contained another article on obesity in women as it relates to increased risk of death:
" "We estimate that excess weight (defined as a body-mass index of 25 or higher) and physical inactivity (less than 3.5 hours of exercise per week) together could account for 31 percent of all premature deaths, 59 percent of deaths from cardiovascular disease, and 21 percent of deaths from cancer among nonsmoking women." "
[Click for larger image]
It would be interesting to know if weight loss from bariatric surgery confers the same benefit.
This post has 0 replies
See full thread