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New Study Shows Significant Drop in Liver and Heart Disease in Patients with Fatty Liver After Weight-Loss Surgery

Posted 11/12/2021

ASMBS Statement on Cleveland Clinic Study

Newswise — NEWBERRY, FL – Nov. 11, 2021– A new Cleveland Clinic study shows that patients with obesity and advanced fatty liver disease who had bariatric surgery (weight-loss surgery) significantly lowered their risk for severe liver disease and serious cardiovascular disease, including heart attack and stroke, compared to patients who did not have the surgery. The study was published online today in JAMA.

Researchers found bariatric surgery was associated…

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Bariatric Surgery Slashes Spending on Diabetes and Hypertension Medications

Posted 6/20/2019

Patients with severe obesity who get weight-loss surgery cut their spending on diabetes medications by nearly 65 percent and spending on high blood pressure medications by more than a third three to six months after the operation, according to new research from Rush Medical College in Chicago presented here at an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) national clinical symposium on obesity prevention, treatment and research.

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