Features December 2012 Issue

Obesity Surgery Reduces Risks of Cardiovascular Disease

Cleveland Clinic study shows improvements in diabetes symptoms, blood pressure and cholesterol levels after the operations.

The benefits of bariatric surgery to help obese people lose weight continue to add up. Research earlier this year found major improvements in diabetes symptoms (to the point where some patients were able to go off the medications completely) following bariatric surgery. And now a Cleveland Clinic study reveals that the risk of cardiovascular disease can drop significantly following obesity surgery

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