Bariatric Surgery May Reduce Cancer Risks

It is well known that obesity is related to health issues such as sleep apnea and high blood pressure, but in recent years doctors have linked even cancer to obesity. In his study, Dr. Nicolas Christou, compared the cancer risk of 1000 obese people who underwent bariatric surgery to the cancer risk of thousands who have not undergone surgery. Weight loss surgery patients were found to have reduced their risk of cancer by 78% and their risk of breast cancer by 83%.