Weight Surgery can change lives

Weight-loss surgery can cut the risk of diabetes and heart attacks as well as keep fat off, a UK study suggests.

It is the largest comprehensive investigation of bariatric surgery – spanning around four years in nearly 8,000 patients.

The health benefits of the surgery are clear and substantial for people who are severely overweight.

They say 1.4m people in England could benefit.

If all 1.4m were offed bariatric surgery, the researchers estimate it would avert nearly 5,000 heart attacks and 40,000 cases of type 2 diabetes over four years.


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