Surgery For Weight Loss Can Help To Prevent Cancer

Surgery For Weight Loss Can Help To Prevent Cancer

A study that has been studying the effects of the Bariatric procedure for women who are obese and have a risk of cancer has seen that the surgery has been able to slash the risk percentage for the participants by about a third. Some participants were found to have uterine growths which could have been pre-cancerous but the growths were eliminated when the Bariatric procedure was done on them. The effects were several others as well. The physical activities in their lives have increased which has also stabilized the body’s ability to use the glucose levels as well as improve the levels of insulin in the bloodstream.

The benefits are several and do not stop there. Some women have shown better gut bacteria composition after the surgery and have also reduced the risk of facing diabetes as a lifestyle ailment.

The study focuses on the benefits that obese people can get from Bariatric surgery as well as the adverse effects of obesity that can take a toll on one’s health. The cancer cases in women usually occur in women who are above the normal weight average in the US. The deaths due to cancer are highest in this population. The research team stated these findings who have worked with the Virginia cancer institute. The cancer cases that are linked with obesity are endometrial cancer as well as renal, gall bladder, breast and colon cancer. The endometrial cancer, which usually occurs in the uterus lining, is brought on by obesity.

The study focused on women primarily, about seventy in the population who had an average age of 44 years and a body mass index around 50.9. If women have a BMI of 30 it is a sign of obesity while the figure 40 indicates morbid obesity. However, many women are often reluctant to present themselves for the Bariatric surgery as they do not consider themselves as obese.

The study shows that the effects of the surgery manifest themselves quite soon, in a matter of three years since the surgery is done. The study considered 68 participants who were scheduled for the surgery out of which two opted out while one person died of a heart condition before the surgery could be fixed. The average weight loss was about an hundred pounds, which was dramatic for most. Many of the participants show signs of growths in their uterine lining which was resolved after the weight loss occurred.

October 6th, 2015 by