Fewer CVD-related events, deaths seen after weight-loss surgery

01/3/2012 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Undergoing bariatric surgery may help curb heart attacks, strokes and cardiovascular deaths in obese patients, a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association revealed. Researchers studied 4,047 middle-aged, obese Swedish participants and noted 234 cardiovascular events and 49 cardiovascular deaths in those who received normal medical care, compared with only 199 events and 28 deaths in the surgery group.

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