Bariatric Surgery Improving Mortality Rates of Obesity-Related Diseases

We knew that gastric bypass and Lap Band surgery are beneficial for battling obesity and its co-morbidities. But what is more exciting is the number of journal articles that are reporting the extent of improvement in both medical and psychological quality of life. Did you know that the New England Journal of Medicine, one of the most highly respected medical journals reported that gastric bypass not only improves cause related mortality from coronary artery disease by 56% and diabetes by 92%, but also Cancer? Yes, cancer mortality also improves after gastric bypass. When comparing nearly 8,000 patients who had gastric bypass with ~ 8,000 patients of comparable sex, age and before surgery BMI the mortality from Cancer was 60% less. The numbers are astounding.