Bariatric Surgery Reduces Cancer Risk

Study Shows a 78% Decreased Risk of Cancer

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In this video bariatric surgeon Dr. Nicholas Christou of the McGill University Health Center in Canada discusses a study that he conducted that shows that bariatric surgery reduces your relative risk of developing cancer.  In the study, Dr. Christou compared over 1,000 morbidly obese patients that had bariatric surgery with a comparable number of severely obese patients that did not have surgery.

The results of the five-year study were impressive, with the weight loss surgery patients showing a 78% lower overall risk of cancer compared to the control group.  The study further indicated that the risk of developing breast cancer was reduced by 83% for the bariatric surgery group.  The study has provided additional support to the belief that a strong correlation between obesity and cancer exists.

The video also profiles bariatric patient Jennifer Schultz who underwent gastric bypass surgery because of great concern about the health risks associated with obesity.  Ms. Schultz weight loss surgery was a success and she now enjoys many fitness activities that were previously not feasible for her to do.

 

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