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Weight Loss Surgery Reduces Diabetes-related Death Rate

Weight Loss Surgery Reduces Diabetes-related Death Rate
September 16, 2009 Patrick Nemechek, D.O.
Weight loss (bariatric) surgery has been shown to reduce diabetes-related mortality by 88%.

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that weight loss surgery surgery reduced the overall death rate by 34%, disease-related deaths and cardiovascular deaths by 48%, cancer-related deaths by 59%, and diabetes-related deaths by 88% in patients with Type II Diabetes Mellitus.
These improvements are dramatic when compared to the improve with medical treatments.
What is also interesting is the reduction in cancer-related deaths.Ā  Obesity and the associated insulin resistance, are starting to be understood as major contributors to cancers in our country and that weight loss can reduce your risk of cancer.

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