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Weight loss surgery cuts risk of dying from cancer by 37% over 10 year period
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Men and women who underwent weight loss surgery were 37 percent less likely to die from cancer during the next 10 year than those who did not undergo surgery according to the Swedish Obese Subjects study. Cancer Deaths
Cancer Deaths: 47 vs 29
A total of 47 people (2.3%) in the control group died of of a heart attack during the 10 year follow-up versus 29 people (1.4%) in the surgery group.
Subjects: 2010 in the surgery group vs 2037 in the diet and exercise group
The study followed 2010 men and women who had one of three types of weight loss surgery—gastric bypass, vertical-banded gastroplasty, or gastric banding—and compared them to 2037 men and women who did not have the surgery and instead used only diet and exercise.
Sjostrom L, Narbro K, Sjostrom CD, Karason K, Larsson B, Wedel H, Lystig T, Sullivan M, Bouchard C, Carlsson B, Bengtsson C, Dahlgren S, Gummesson A, Jacobson P, Karlsson J, Lindroos A-K, Lonroth H, Naslund I, Olbers T, Stenlof K, Torgerson J, Agren G, Carlsson LMS. Effects of bariatric surgery on mortality in swedish obese subjects. N Engl J Med. 2007 Aug 23, 357(8):741-52.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Dr. L. Sjöström
Swedish Obese Subjects Secretariat
Vita stråket 15
Sahlgrenska University Hospital
S-413 45 Gothenburg, Sweden
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