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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.

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