Mortality after bariatric surgery ‘remarkably worse’ for men than women

Mortality after bariatric surgery ‘remarkably worse’ for men than women

A significantly higher mortality rate was observed for men compared with women, both short term and long term, after bariatric surgery, according to a speaker at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes virtual meeting.In an analysis of data from Austria, men were slightly older than women when they underwent bariatric surgery, which may contribute somewhat to the higher mortality rate, according to Hannes Beiglböck, MD, a PhD candidate in the division of endocrinology and metabolism at the Medical University of Vienna.“It remains to be elucidated if earlier bariatricRead More

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