So it is a good thing after all if needed...BD
Surgically induced weight loss produces as much as a 40% reduction in deaths in the 10 years after the operation, according to two large studies released today. Researchers already knew that bariatric surgery sharply reduced diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol, in addition to improving appearance and quality of life. But the new studies, reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, are the first to document a long-suspected link between weight loss and survival. "It is now absolutely clear that losing weight and keeping the weight off adds years to your life," said Dr. Edward H. Phillips, a bariatric surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, who was not involved in the studies.