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Weight-Loss Surgery Guards Hearts


Surgical procedures that promote weight loss may do more than just help people slim down. A study found that weight-loss surgery halved the risk of heart attack in obese people with type 2 diabetes compared with those who didn't have the procedure. People with high LDL ("bad") cholesterol and triglycerides benefited the most from surgery. The study included three types of weight-loss surgery: gastric banding, gastric bypass, and vertical-banded gastroplasty. Surgery didn't reduce the rate of strokes, though.
Source: Diabetes Care, published online Aug. 1, 2012


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