New framework to increase access to surgery for bariatric patients

New framework to increase access to surgery for bariatric patients

“…we can say with confidence that if we treat patients at a particular stage of obesity, we’ll be saving lives”, Mr Aly said. Mr Aly noted that a long-running study of obesity in Sweden has demonstrated the tangible benefits of this approach. Out of 4047 obese Swedish patients who enrolled in the study, 2010 received bariatric surgery while a control group of 2037 received conventional non-surgical treatment. Those who underwent surgery enjoyed “a 38 per cent reduction in cancer deaths and a 32 per cent reduction in cardiovascular death”, he said.

 

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