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While scepticism to go under the knife to lose weight is a debatable topic, experts point out that society needs to understand that bariatric surgery is not plastic surgery, it is a metabolic one.
In some ways, bariatric surgery reverses the clock.
A total of 937 (83%) participants knew someone who had undergone bariatric surgery.
Responding to a Freedom of Information request, it said that Newcastle hospitals do not record the number of patients weighing over 159kg only the number of times where bariatric equipment was required.
I say this because we now have long-term follow-up studies demonstrating the value of bariatric procedures--especially for people with type 2 diabetes.
However, inspired by his cousin's weight-loss journey, Abdul finally opted for bariatric surgery, "which has changed his life for the best".
The researchers found that over a median 4.3 years of follow-up, bariatric surgery was associated with significantly lower risk for incident microvascular disease at five years (adjusted hazard ratio [aHR], 0.41).
The study 'supports the idea that obesity is a melanoma risk factor and indicates that weight loss in individuals with obesity can reduce the risk of bariatric surgery that has increased steadily in many countries over several decades', said lead author Magdalena Taube from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden.
The findings were published in Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases (2017;13[4]:632-6), the journal of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
'Doctors should consider bariatric surgery as the treatment of choice for NAFLD in severely obese patients,' said Michel Murr, a professor of surgery at University of South Florida-Tampa.Bariatric surgery be considered for patients with a body mass index greater than 35 and obesity-related co-morbidities, or a body mass index of greater than 40, Murr suggested.