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Weight Loss Surgery Reduces the Risk of Heart Disease in People With Diabetes

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By Jeremy Korman

Posted on August 23rd, 2020 in Weight Loss

Weight loss surgery in type II diabetes Obesity is a chronic, treatable, global epidemic. Nearly 98 million people are considered to be obese and as per researchers, by the year 2030, at least 50% of the population in the U.S. will be obese.

Excessive deposition of fat in the body leads to several chronic diseases including Type II diabetes. Weight loss surgery or bariatric surgery is a very effective way of losing excess weight and keeping it under control. Gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy are the two most popular weight-loss surgical procedures.

A Recent Study Revealed the Beneficial Effects of Weight Loss Surgery

Recently, a study that was published in the JAMA determined the beneficial effects of weight-loss surgery. In obese people with type II diabetes who underwent weight-loss surgery, the cardiovascular outcomes were comparatively improved than in those who did not undergo the surgery. The researchers also found that during their eight years of observation, the risk of death lowered by about 40% in obese people with type II diabetes who underwent weight-loss surgery. The results of this study also demonstrated the reduction of heart disease risk and remission of diabetes.

Also, weight loss surgery can have a positive impact on cardiometabolic risk factors including:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol levels
  • Abdominal obesity
  • Type II diabetes mellitus

Am I a Candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?

Surgical intervention for weight loss should be considered for a long-term outcome. If you have a BMI of 35 or more and type II diabetes, you can consider undergoing surgery for weight loss. A comprehensive evaluation can help to understand the risks and benefits of weight loss surgery. Our bariatric surgeons will evaluate your health and subsequently advise whether you are eligible for weight loss surgery. To learn more about weight loss surgeries, do not hesitate to contact us.