Bariatric surgery may reduce cancer risk in obesity by more than half

Bariatric surgery may significantly lower the risk for obesity-related cancers, including breast, colon, liver, pancreatic, ovarian and thyroid, in patients with obesity.“The primary modality for significant weight loss in obesity is bariatric surgery, including sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and gastric band procedures,” Vibhu Chittajallu, MD, a gastroenterology fellow at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, said during the Digestive Disease Week media briefing. “Benefits to these procedures other than weight loss includeRead More