Bariatric surgery reduces need for lipid-lowering, diabetes medications long term

Adults with obesity who undergo bariatric surgery are less likely to use lipid-lowering, cardiovascular and diabetes medications after surgery compared with those who do not have surgery, according to study findings.“The results can aid in informed decision-making when considering bariatric surgery for patients with morbid obesity and inform patients and professionals about the expected long-term effects of medication use for obesity-related comorbidities,” Joonas H. Kauppila, MD, PhD, research fellow in the department of molecular medicine and surgery at Karolinska Institutet inRead More