Bariatric Surgery Reduces Risk of Stroke and Heart Attack in Patients with Diabetes – Study

By on Apr 6, 2011 in Health, Science Comments
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Bariatric surgery has been shown to reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack in patients with diabetes, several medical news sites reported on Wednesday, March 30, 2011.

According to reports, the surgery was initially developed to treat morbid obesity. However, recent study showed that it also improved blood sugar levels reducing the need for diabetes medications.

These results were presented at 2nd World Congress on Interventional Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes, hosted by New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College.

“This is a watershed moment for diabetes care. With 20 years of data, we can really see how the surgery can improve a spectrum of health measures — notably cardiovascular risk,” Dr. Francesco Rubino, director of the Congress was quoted saying.

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