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Bariatric Surgery Associated With Reduction In Cardiovascular Events And Death

Among obese individuals, having bariatric surgery was associated with a reduced long-term incidence of cardiovascular deaths and events such as heart attack and stroke, according to a study in the January 4 issue of JAMA. Most epidemiological studies have shown that obesity is associated with increased cardiovascular events and death. “Weight loss might protect against cardiovascular events, but solid evidence is lacking,” according to background information in the article. Lars Sjostrom, M.D., Ph.D… (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)