Bariatric surgery lowers risk for any CV outcome among adults with severe obesity, NAFLD

Adults with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and severe obesity have a lower risk for cardiovascular disease if they undergo bariatric surgery vs. those who do not have surgery, according to study findings published in JAMA Network Open.“There was almost a 50% risk reduction in CV outcomes, including myocardial infarction, by losing weight in patients with obesity,” Vinod K. Rustgi, MD, MBA, distinguished professor of medicine, clinical director of hepatology, director of the Center for Liver Diseases and Liver Masses and professor of epidemiology and of pathology and laboratoryRead More

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