Diabetic and cardiovascular benefits of bariatric surgery occur even prior to weight loss

Source: EmaxHealth

Researchers are learning, however, that the benefits of weight loss surgery (WLS) in obese patients biologically begin prior to dropping the pounds. Two new studies have been released this week explaining the reduction in risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

"It’s clear that weight loss surgery, particularly gastric bypass, has a significant beneficial effect on glucose control," said Dr Carel le Roux, from the Department of Medicine, who led the study.


Please note that the information in this website is an educational resource, and should not be used for decisions about any obesity surgery or management. All such decisions must be made in consultation with a surgeon or your healthcare provider.
  • American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
  • The American Board of Surgery
  • American Medical Association