Journal article

Cardiovascular, cancer and mortality events after bariatric surgery in people with and without pre-existing diabetes: A nationwide study.

Nafeesa N Dhalwani, Francesco Zaccardi, Hina Waheed, Jemma Mytton, Dimitris Papamargaritis, David R Webb, Felicity Evison, Richard Lilford, Melanie J Davies, Kamlesh Khunti

J Diabetes | Published : 2019


BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery reduces cardiovascular events and mortality risk in obese individuals. However, it is unclear whether diabetes modifies this effect. This study examined mortality, cardiovascular, and cancer risk following bariatric surgery in adults with and without pre-existing diabetes. METHODS: Using mortality-linked Hospital Episodes Statistics (2006-14) from England, the risk of death, myocardial infarction, stroke, unstable angina, heart failure, and cancer following bariatric surgery was examined; the risk of death in people undergoing surgery was also compared with mortality rates of the general population. RESULTS: Of the 35 887 people undergoing bariatric surgery, 917..

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