Navigation Links
Benefits of Weight-Loss Surgery May Outweigh Risks for Some, Experts Say
Date:3/14/2011

MONDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) -- The benefits of bariatric (weight loss) surgery may outweigh the risks for some severely obese people, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association.

By restricting food intake and/or preventing full absorption of food as it passes through the gastro-intestinal tract, bariatric surgery is meant to reduce a person's caloric intake.

The statement-writing committee reviewed available scientific literature and concluded that bariatric surgery can result in long-term weight loss and significant reductions in cardiac and other risk factors for certain people who are severely obese, which is defined as having a body mass index of 40 or more.

"The statement is not an across-the-board endorsement of bariatric surgery for the severely obese," statement lead author Dr. Paul Poirier, director of the prevention/rehabilitation program at the Quebec Heart and Lung Institute, Laval University Hospital, cautioned in an American Heart Association news release. "Bariatric procedures are generally safe; however, this is not a benign surgery. At the moment, bariatric surgery should be reserved for patients who can undergo surgery safely, have severe obesity and have failed attempts at medical therapy."

Specifically, bariatric surgery can lead to improvements in weight-related health problems such as diabetes, high cholesterol, liver disease, high blood pressure, obstructive sleep apnea and cardiovascular dysfunction, the authors say.

The statement authors also noted that some recent studies have suggested that bariatric surgery helps prolong the lives of severely obese people.

However, like all surgeries, bariatric surgery does carry surgical risks -- including infection, internal bleeding, blood clots and death, according to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. It also has long-term implications for patients' lifestyle. For example,
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Brain cell regrowth linked to benefits of exercise, sexual behaviors and reproductive issues
2. Freedom to choose leisure activities benefits people with autism
3. Health benefits of eating tomatoes emerge
4. Worlds largest lung cancer screening conference to address benefits of CT scans
5. Researchers develop outline that may help weigh benefits of new imaging technologies
6. Breast cancer screening with MRI benefits women with radiation therapy history
7. Minnesotas Anti-Tobacco Policies Reap Benefits: CDC
8. Researchers develop outline that may help weigh benefits of new imaging technologies
9. New explanation for heart-healthy benefits of chocolate
10. HPV vaccine works for boys: Study shows first clear benefits
11. Review confirms benefits of outdoor exercise
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Benefits of Weight-Loss Surgery May Outweigh Risks for Some, Experts Say
(Date:4/18/2014)... medical-testing device is being prepped to enter the ... diagnosis of certain diseases in remote areas, thanks ... of investigations aboard the International Space Station on ... space-tested concept of capillary flow to diagnose infectious ... Kelso, Ph.D., a researcher at Northwestern University in ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... April 18, 2014) Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia ... blocking a particular molecule in metastatic breast cancer reduces ... of lung metastases. BRI scientists have found in models ... tumors by 60 - 80 percent and can keep ... The $1.8 million five-year grant comes from the National ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... PHILADELPHIA The presence of chronic inflammation in ... aggressive, prostate cancer, and this association was found ... levels, according to a study published in ... of the American Association for Cancer Research. , ... some participants of the placebo arm of the ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... published today in PLOS Pathogens , children who ... common can mount an immune response to infection with ... bouts of high fever and illness and partially control ... findings may help researchers develop future interventions that prevent ... , Each year, approximately 200 million cases of malaria ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... McCullers, MD, was recently invited to submit a ... Reviews Microbiology , one of the world,s foremost ... disease specialist, and chair of the Department of ... Center, analyzed the epidemiology and microbiology of co-infections ... well as more recent 2009 novel H1N1 pandemic. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Space-tested fluid flow concept advances infectious disease diagnoses 2Health News:Space-tested fluid flow concept advances infectious disease diagnoses 3Health News:Benaroya Research Institute evaluates immunology approach to blocking breast cancer 2Health News:Chronic inflammation may be linked to aggressive prostate cancer 2Health News:Chronic inflammation may be linked to aggressive prostate cancer 3Health News:Study sheds light on how the immune system protects children from malaria 2
... if there is no sound (silence). The brain is activated ... ,Pierre Fonlupt and Julien Voisin conducted the research ... activity of 11patients who were at rest with the help ... were actually listening to silence and also listen for the ...
... pain and very pale skin can all be early warning ... ,Thousand’s of children's lives will be saved the ... parents, which could speed diagnosis and treatment. ,Until ... child having a headache, stiff neck, sensitivity to light and ...
... team from McMaster University in their clinical trial reported ... drugs such as amiodarone combined with beta blockers such ... in ventricular arrhythmia patients undergoing Implantable Cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). ... to treat fatal cases of ventricular arrhythmias, but these ...
... a time when there is lot of relaxation in weight reduction ... to get this going is to listen to one’s inner voice ... ,Usually the little inner voice starts piping up as you lie ... "Take a handful of those potato chips," it urges., ...
... of H5N1 bird flu strain in Turkey had led to ... summer to avoid spread of bird flu virus into Britain. ... tourists are booking holidays in Turkish resorts.// The Association of ... Turkey is as usual and people seem to be not ...
... study conducted in Japan it has been shown that tomato ... is a known cause of the lung-destroying disease. // ... in tomatoes. ,This study appears to be the ... ,As a cautionary word by the researchers, 'We can't simply ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New warning signs for child meningitis 2Health News:Being Active In Winter Despite That Inner Urge 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 Most osteoporosis patients want ... a recent online survey* sponsored by Mission Pharmacal Company. ... National Osteoporosis Foundation online support community, revealed that 74 ... that comes in a form other than a pill ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014  Novation, the leading health care supply chain expertise, ... reseller (VAR) national contracts that expand its portfolio to ... lower costs. These include manufacturer product and service agreements, ... and ongoing IT consulting support. New ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Humberto C. Antunes,  Galderma  ... Award" from the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology ... Clinical Conference (ODAC). The event is January 17-20, 2014, at the ... . The ODAC is a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Mission Pharmacal Conducts Online Survey of Osteoporosis Patients 2Mission Pharmacal Conducts Online Survey of Osteoporosis Patients 3New Novation Information Technology VAR Contracts Offer Significant Savings to Hospitals 2Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 2Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 3Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 4
... , FRIMLEY, England, December 8 , ... Treatment Effectiveness,in the Trial, in Patients With Newly-Diagnosed Disease(1) , ... the Disease on nilotinib (300mg Twice-Daily and 400mg Twice-Daily) Than on,imatinib 400mg ... Only a Small Number of Patients,Discontinued Due to Adverse Events(1) , ...
... ... , ... - Will Use BrainTrack,s College Campus Data to Enhance Elsevier Evolve,Website Registrations ... technical and,medical information products and services, and BrainTrack,( http://www.braintrack.com ), the widely referenced ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Novartis Tasigna(R) (nilotinib) Trial Shows Superior Results to Glivec(R) (imatinib) in Newly Diagnosed, Chronic Phase Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia 2Novartis Tasigna(R) (nilotinib) Trial Shows Superior Results to Glivec(R) (imatinib) in Newly Diagnosed, Chronic Phase Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia 3Novartis Tasigna(R) (nilotinib) Trial Shows Superior Results to Glivec(R) (imatinib) in Newly Diagnosed, Chronic Phase Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia 4Novartis Tasigna(R) (nilotinib) Trial Shows Superior Results to Glivec(R) (imatinib) in Newly Diagnosed, Chronic Phase Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia 5Novartis Tasigna(R) (nilotinib) Trial Shows Superior Results to Glivec(R) (imatinib) in Newly Diagnosed, Chronic Phase Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia 6Elsevier Selects BrainTrack Directory as Supplier of College Data 2Elsevier Selects BrainTrack Directory as Supplier of College Data 3Elsevier Selects BrainTrack Directory as Supplier of College Data 4
Microforceps : Eckardt End & Side Gripping Forceps...
Blunt tipped forceps wlth a small grasping platform on each tip. For grasping fine membranes or grasping membranes adherent to the retinal surface....
Microforceps: Spaid Pic Forceps...
Blunt tipped forceps with small, slightly pointed grasping platforms on each tip. For general purpose (fine) membrane grasping and grasping membranes adherent to the retlnal surface....
Medicine Products: