Bariatric surgery and reduction of cardiovascular risk factors

Malcolm K. Robinson, J. Efren Gonzalez, Danny O. Jacobs

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Currently, over 140,000 weight-loss or “bariatric” surgical procedures are performed each year in the United States (1). Surgery is considered by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to be the weight-loss treatment of choice for appropriately selected individuals who are severely obese (2). Surgical treatment of obesity is routinely associated with loss of greater than 100 lb. Hence, it is not surprising that patients who undergo such operations can have substantial amelioration of comorbid conditions because such improvements can be seen with losing as little as 15 to 20 lb.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationObesity and Cardiovascular Disease
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781420018905
ISBN (Print)9781574448634
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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