Obesity links to CRC among weight loss surgery, medication

Obesity links to CRC among weight loss surgery, medication

LAS VEGAS – Obesity was an independent risk factor for the development of colorectal cancer among patients who underwent weight loss surgery or who were on weight loss medication, according to a presentation.“Obesity prevalence is on the rise throughout the world and globally and has doubled over the last four decades,” Zryan Shwani, MD, of Johns Hopkins Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., said. “Our primary aim was to evaluate the risk of CRC after weight loss surgery (WLS) and weight loss medications (WLM).”From the IBM Explorys clinical database,Read More

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